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Check Point Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls for Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute


San Carlos, CA  —  Mon, 27 Apr 2015

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the largest pure-play security vendor globally, today announced that it is positioned as a Leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls. Check Point has been positioned as a Leader in Enterprise Network Firewalls since 1997.

"The Leaders quadrant contains vendors that build products that fulfill enterprise requirements. These requirements include a wide range of models, support for virtualization and virtual LANs, and a management and reporting capability that is designed for complex and high-volume environments, such as multitier administration and rule/policy minimization. A solid NGFW capability is an important element as enterprises continue to move away from having dedicated IPS appliances at their perimeter and remote locations. Vendors in this quadrant lead the market in offering new safeguarding features, providing expert capability rather than treating the firewall as a commodity, and having a good track record of avoiding vulnerabilities in their security products. Common characteristics include handling the highest throughput with minimal performance loss and offering options for hardware acceleration," writes Gartner.

"We’re proud to have been placed in the leader’s quadrant for enterprise network firewall once again. Since our first firewall product in 1993, we have continued to stay ahead of the ever-evolving threat landscape. Our mission is to secure the future of the internet, and the firewall will continue to play an integral role in combatting cyber threats alongside our new innovative technologies," said Marie Hattar, chief marketing officer at Check Point Software Technologies.

Leading the Future of Threat Prevention

The combination of Check Point’s Next-Generation Firewalls, Next-Generation Threat Prevention and mobile security technology represent the most innovative and cohesive enterprise security technologies on the market. Check Point’s comprehensive security offerings protect individuals, companies and government entities from the threats of today and tomorrow.

Cybercriminals have become more imaginative in how they extract sensitive data from companies and individuals. Check Point’s leadership in Next-Generation Firewalls and Advanced Threat Prevention portfolio help deliver defenses and proactively stop targeted attacks, advanced persistent threats (APTs) and zero-day attacks. Check Point recently added the industry’s first CPU-level threat prevention technology to detect malware and zero-day attacks before they even have an opportunity to take root.

Most recently, Check Point once again transformed the security industry by introducing Check Point Capsule, providing mobile security and threat prevention. Check Point has the unique ability to extend advanced security capabilities to all mobile devices, detecting and defending against the most advanced, unknown mobile threats.

To access the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Firewall Market Report: http://www.checkpoint.com/resources/gartner-mq-firewalls-2015/

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About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

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About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), is the largest pure-play security vendor globally, provides industry-leading solutions, and protects customers from cyberattacks with an unmatched catch rate of malware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers a complete security architecture defending enterprises’ networks to mobile devices, in addition to the most comprehensive and intuitive security management. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes. At Check Point, we secure the future.