Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that it is again positioned as a Leader in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (UTM)1. This is the fourth consecutive year that Check Point has been named a Leader. Earlier this year, Check Point was named a Leader in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewall2, a position it has held since 1999. We feel Check Point’s position as a Leader in both Gartner Magic Quadrants demonstrates the company’s top standing in providing comprehensive network security solutions for a full range of enterprise customers.
“The cost of data breaches and security threats are growing for all businesses. Small and midsize organizations are often at greater risk of cyber crime due to security compromises made from a lack of resources,” said Gabi Reish, vice president of product management at Check Point Software Technologies. “Check Point’s ongoing mission is to deliver the highest level of security to business and environments of any size. As such, we are thrilled to be named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management for the fourth consecutive year.”
According to Gartner, “the Leaders quadrant contains vendors 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 products that are intuitive to manage and administer.”1
Check Point leads the UTM Appliance market by offering the company’s industry-leading security with the performance needed by any small or midsize business (SMB) or branch office environment. These powerful, enterprise-grade security solutions are offered with cost-effective pricing and can accommodate all business models without requiring additional hardware or other threat management solutions. Check Point’s UTM Appliance families include the 600 Series, the 1100 Series, the 2200 Appliance, and the 4000 Series. These Appliances deliver Check Point’s multi-layered protection through four pre-defined security packages, including: Next Generation Firewall, Threat Prevention, Data Protection and Secure Web Gateway.