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 Unified Threat Management (UTM) . This marks the fifth consecutive time that Check Point has been named a Leader in the UTM Magic Quadrant. Earlier this year, Check Point was also named a Leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls, a position it has held since 1997. Check Point is the only vendor to be named a Leader both in Enterprise Network Firewalls and UTM Magic Quadrants, which we believe reflects the ability to bring the same enterprise security to any small or mid-sized business.
“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,” according to Gartner.
“Threat mitigation is no longer just a concern, but a vital necessity within today’s IT infrastructure. Partnering with the right security manufacturer is key for businesses in protecting themselves from malicious attacks. Here at Corporate Armor we strive to constantly evaluate and test leading security products to ensure that we are recommending our customers only the products that provide the highest level of protection. Check Point is one of those industry leaders to meet those criteria for our customers. They understand the security complexities of a large enterprise, but also the challenges of a small business. Corporate Armor is honored to partner with Check Point and are proud to see them be recognized by their industry peers as a Gartner 2015 UTM Leader,” says Thomas Schiffers, Founder and CEO, at Corporate Armor.
As the threat landscape continues to grow more complex, Check Point is committed to protecting organizations of all sizes today against the ever-changing threats of tomorrow. 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. The recently announced SandBlast expands Check Point’s Threat Prevention portfolio to provide a new level of cyber protection. By combining CPU-level threat detection to uncover threats at the pre-infection level and the Threat Extraction capability to safely deliver files, Check Point SandBlast raises the bar of threat defense for business of all sizes.
“Business protection is needed now more than ever as malicious threats continue to grow at accelerated rates. There are many reasons why SMBs are known to be a ‘sweet spot’ for cybercriminals. The lack of knowledge and resources make it challenging for some organizations to properly secure their networks. Check Point is continuously innovating to match the evolving security needs of our customers, which is why we feel it’s a privilege to be recognized for our platform security solutions from appliances to cloud based virtual firewalls,” said Gabi Reish, vice president of product management at Check Point Software Technologies.
For more information on Gartner’s Unified Threat Management Magic Quadrant, visit: https://www.checkpoint.com/2015GartnerUTM
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