Check Point Continues to Lead Worldwide Combined Firewall and UTM Appliance Market According to Leading Market Research Firm

Check Point Continues to Lead Worldwide Combined Firewall and UTM Appliance 
Market According to Leading Market Research Firm 
SAN CARLOS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/04/13 --   Check Point(R)
Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in
securing the Internet, today announced that the latest IDC Tracker
research data positions Check Point as the number one vendor in
worldwide combined Firewall and UTM appliance revenue for Q3 2012(1). 
Data in the latest IDC Worldwide Security Appliance Tracker

--  Check Point leads the overall global market in Firewall and UTM
    appliance revenue share for Q3 2012
--  Check Point is the leader in Firewall and UTM factory revenue in both
    the US and Western Europe
--  Check Point is the leader in Firewall and UTM factory revenue in the
    $25K-$50K and $50K-$100K price bands

"We are proud to mark the second consecutive quarter in which we have
been recognized as the leader in this market. Our continued growth
reflects both the high-quality of our security solutions, our
terrific partner network and our focus on execution," said Amnon
Bar-Lev, president of Check Point. "We continue to deliver
industry-leading appliances with the most innovative protections and
provide our customers with the best platform for security
Check Point has been the leader in the firewall market for 18 years
and only recently entered the security appliance business in 2006.
The company has aggressively grown its enterprise hardware business
organically and through key acquisitions, such as the Nokia security
appliance business in 2009. Today, Check Point security appliances
deliver powerful turnkey systems for deploying and managing Check
Point's award-winning Software Blades to address virtually any
security need for businesses of all sizes. 
IDC defines firewalls as appliances that have as their primary
function general-purpose filtering of networking traffic through
packet filtering, stateful inspection, or proxy. UTM appliances
combine at a minimum network firewalling, network intrusion detection
and prevention, and gateway antivirus (AV) onto a single device,
though other functions may also be included as well. 
Check Point security appliances include seven models,
 starting at the
2200 model up to the 61000 appliance model, the fastest firewall
existing today. All are designed to optimize Check Point's
award-winning Software Blade Architecture(TM) and support the
company's vision for 3D security, combining policies, people and
enforcement for unbeatable protection. Check Point's high-performing
appliances are designed to support any combination of software blade
protections, including: Firewall, VPN, Intrusion Prevention,
Application Control, Mobile Access, Data Loss Prevention, Identity
Awareness, URL Filtering, Anti-spam, Antivirus, Advanced Networking
and Acceleration, as well as Check Point's unique Anti-Bot Software
Blade. By consolidating security into a single, integrated solution,
organizations of all sizes have the flexibility to customize their
security infrastructure based on the precise level of protection and
performance needed in any environment -- today and as their
businesses grow. 
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About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. 
  Check Point Software
Technologies Ltd. (, the worldwide leader in
securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised
protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity
and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the
industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection
technology. Today, Check Point continues to develop new innovations
based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with
flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet
the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only
vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business
process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and
enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps
organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with
business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations
of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check
Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of
consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.  
(1)IDC Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker Q3 2012,
December 19, 2012 
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Check Point Software Technologies
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