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MEDIA ALERT: Check Point Founder Gil Shwed Receives IEEE Certificate of Appreciation at HISTELCON2015

San Carlos, CA  —  Thu, 20 Aug 2015

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the largest pure-play security vendor globally, today announced that co-founder, chairman and CEO Gil Shwed was honored today with a Certificate of Appreciation at IEEE HISTELCON 2015 in Tel Aviv for his contributions as a “Founder of Israel High-Tech by Forging New Frontiers in Information Technologies.”

Mr. Shwed was recognized alongside peers for his contributions to Israel’s technology industry for his work in pioneering the security industry as the inventor of the modern firewall and Stateful Inspection technology, which set the stage for today’s network security infrastructure. Upon being presented with the Certificate of Appreciation, Mr. Shwed delivered a speech about his successes and contributions to Israel’s high-tech industry.

“It is a very exciting time to be in Israel. Our technology industry is growing faster than ever, and the innovations and new discoveries being made every day are making a significant and lasting impact around the world. IEEE’s work both here and around the globe is also important toward advancing technology’s mission, and it’s an honor to receive their Certificate of Appreciation for my contributions to Israel’s high-tech industry,” said Mr. Shwed.

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