Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that the company remains the number one vendor in worldwide combined Firewall and UTM appliance revenue for Q3 20131 according to the latest IDC Tracker research data.
Data in the latest IDC Worldwide Q3 2013 Security Appliance Tracker indicated:
- Check Point led the global market in combined Firewall and UTM appliance revenue share for Q3 2013.
- Check Point is the leader in combined Firewall and UTM factory revenue in both the U.S. and Western Europe for Q3 2013.
“The recent IDC Tracker research data showcases Check Point’s continued track record of security excellence in the Firewall and UTM appliance market,” said Amnon Bar-Lev, president of Check Point Software Technologies. “We are delighted by the results of the IDC Tracker research data, which underscore Check Point’s commitment to building innovative security protections for our customers and partners.”
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 has been a leading firewall vendor since its founding in 1993. The company entered the security appliance business in 2006 and has aggressively grown its enterprise hardware business. 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.
Check Point security appliances start with the 600 appliances, offering big security to small businesses, up to the 61000 appliance model, the industry’s fastest security system. Check Point security appliances deliver powerful turnkey systems for deploying and optimizing Check Point’s award-winning Software Blade Architecture™, which include four pre-defined security packages: Next Generation Firewall, Next Generation Threat Prevention, Next Generation Data Protection and Next Generation Secure-Web Gateway.
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