Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced it is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s recent Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (UTM)1. According to Gartner research, “Unified threat management devices provide small and midsize businesses with multiple network security functions in a single appliance.”
Check Point offers simple, all-in-one security solutions that provide the utmost level of protection to small and mid-sized businesses, as well as remote and branch offices. Check Point’s comprehensive and flexible UTM-1 and Series 80 Appliance are equipped with Check Point’s Software Blade ArchitectureTM, giving customers an extensible security infrastructure that is able to grow with their business needs. Check Point unified threat management solutions combine the same advanced security that enterprises trust, including: Firewall, IPsec VPN,Intrusion Prevention, Application Control, Anti-virus/Anti-malware, URL Filtering and Anti-spam and email securitytechnologies, providing ease of deployment at a reasonable price. Check Point offers security protections with industry-leading performance across a wide range of appliance models.
“The wave of new, sophisticated and stealthy attack techniques is encouraging businesses to adopt a multi-layered security approach to safeguard every network entry point. Our UTM appliances and Software Blade Architecture benefit customers by unifying multiple security functions onto a single gateway, allowing them to leverage their existing infrastructure and add future protections as needed,” said Juliette Rizkallah, head of global marketing at Check Point Software Technologies. “We believe that our position as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management affirms our commitment to providing extensible security solutions that are practical for all businesses to deploy – from small business environments to high-end enterprise data centers.”
According to Gartner, vendors in the UTM Leaders Quadrant are, “at the forefront of making and selling UTM products that are built for midsize business requirements. The requirements necessary for leadership include a wide range of models to cover midsize business use cases, support for multiple features, and a management and reporting capability that’s designed for ease of use. Vendors in this quadrant lead the market in offering new safeguarding features, and in enabling customers to deploy them inexpensively without significantly affecting the end-user experience or increasing staffing burdens. These vendors also have a good track record of avoiding vulnerabilities in their security products. Common characteristics include reliability, consistent throughput, and a product that’s intuitive to manage and administer.”2
For more information about Check Point’s wide range of appliances, including the Series 80 Appliance, UTM-1 and UTM-1 Edge, or Safe@Office for small and medium businesses, visit:http://www.checkpoint.com/products/appliances/index.html.