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Check Point Positioned as Leader in the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection


San Carlos, CA  —  Tue, 08 Oct 2013

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced it has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s recent Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection (MDP)1. This is the seventh consecutive year that Check Point has been named a Leader.

According to Gartner, Mobile Data Protection “is an established market with two primary purposes — first and foremost, to safeguard user device data by means of encryption and authentication; and second, to provide evidence that the protection is working. Most companies, even if not in sensitive or regulated industries, recognize that encrypting business data is a best practice.”

Check Point offers a series of Mobile Data Protection products that provides organizations with a full security solution that safeguards business information. These products emphasize security, a simple user experience, reliability, and a wide breadth of supported devices. Check Point Endpoint Security Solutions include an extensive set of integrated security capabilities, such as Full Disk Encryption, Media Encryption, Firewall & Compliance Check, Remote Access VPN, and the Mobile Access Software Blade. For more information on Check Point Endpoint Security solutions, visit: www.checkpoint.com/endpoint.

“Hacked or stolen laptops, smartphones and other removable media can cause immeasurable harm in the wrong hands, as the personal and financial data on these devices is extremely sensitive. Check Point is committed to providing mobile data protection solutions that prevent both accidental data loss and cyber criminals from accessing stolen data,” said Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point Software Technologies. “We believe Check Point’s continued placement in the Leaders Quadrant reinforces the company’s dedication to keeping customers safe through our extensive suite of mobile data protection solutions.”

According to Gartner, vendors named Leaders “have products that work well for Gartner clients in small and large deployments. They have long-term road maps that follow and/or influence Gartner’s vision of the developing needs of buyers in the market. Leaders make their competitors’ sales staffs nervous, and force competitors’ technical staffs to follow their lead. Their MDP products are well-known to clients and are frequently found on RFP shortlists.”

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

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.

1 from the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection by John Girard and Eric Ouellet, ID Number: G00251807