Check Point Recognized for Ten Years of IT Excellence in Computerworld Hong Kong Awards
Hong Kong, China — Fri, 22 Jun 2012
Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd.(Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that it has received four prestigious awards as part of the Computerworld Hong Kong Awards for 2012.
The Computerworld Hong Kong Awards pay tribute to the outstanding IT products and services that make organizations in Hong Kong better. The annual competition uses a dynamic selection process involving Computerworld Hong Kong readers. It aims to identify successful products, solutions and companies preferred by Hong Kong IT users’ needs and requirements. Check Point security solutions received awards in the following categories:
- Firewall / VPN - Check Point Firewall / VPN Software Blade provide the industry’s strongest level of gateway security and identity awareness. Check Point’s firewalls are used by 100% of the Fortune 100 and deployed by over 170,000 customers worldwide.
- Identity Management - Check Point Identity Awareness Software Blade provides granular visibility of users, groups and machines, providing unmatched application and access control through the creation of accurate, identity-based policies.
- Intrusion Detection / Intrusion Prevention (IDS/IPS) - Check Point IPS Software Blade delivers complete and proactive intrusion prevention, also receiving the NSS Labs “Recommend Rating” and achieving 97.3% security effectiveness and 100% anti-evasion coverage.
- Unified Threat Management (UTM) - Check Point 4600 Appliance offers a complete and integrated security solution that supports a full spectrum of R75.40 software blade protections, bringing customers an IPv6-ready, small-office-grade appliance that delivers superior performance for its class.
Since 2002, Computerworld Hong Kong has sought to identify the region’s leading technology providers by canvassing the expert views of Hong Kong’s leading IT professionals in order to recognize IT excellence and market leadership across more than 40 award categories,” said Sheila Lam, editor at Computerworld Hong Kong. “Check Point has been acknowledged this year by our readers as the leading provider in this market segment and has clearly demonstrated a high-level of service quality and product excellence. These awards in the area of network security are well deserved.”
“Check Point has not only provided best-of-breed security solutions to the market, but also act as professional security advisor to us over the years,” said Kenneth Chan, Senior IT Security Manager, Wing Hang Bank Limited. “Their Software Blade Architecture enables us to deploy multi-layered security protection in a highly-effective and scalable fashion, and provides the benefit of a unified management console.”
“We thank Computerworld Hong Kong readers, our valued customers and channel partners for this honor. Check Point has participated in these awards over their 10 year history, and we are very proud to see our security solutions place so well again this year,” said Itche Weinreb, Vice President of Asia Pacific and Africa Sales at Check Point. “Computerworld readers are often our customers and when they honor our solutions, it’s another point of validation that our innovative products and strategic vision are fulfilling their security needs.”
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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), 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.