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Check Point Honored As Rising Star Recipient By Global Technology Distribution Council

Annual awards recognize this year’s U.S. market leaders and fastest-growing technology companies through distribution

San Carlos, CA  —  Thu, 07 Sep 2017

At the annual Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) Summit, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. was named a U.S. Rising Star, receiving the Sector Growth Champion award in the cyber security category. A highly esteemed honor in the technology industry, this marks Check Point’s first recognition by the GTDC. The Rising Star Awards distinguish today’s leading technology companies for exceptional sales growth and market share over the past year through their U.S. distribution partners. This award is a testament of Check Point’s continued strength in providing comprehensive security solutions to an expanding market.

“Our Rising Stars are a shining example of how to thrive during an era of disruption,” noted Tim Curran, CEO of the GTDC. “These industry leaders are redefining the standard, demonstrating how to capitalize on shifting trends and market conditions to boost sales and drive performance.”

The U.S. Rising Star Awards are bestowed upon an elite group of vendor partners – only eighteen in total – in categories covering all areas of the IT channel. The cyber security category includes companies that focus on providing industry-leading ideas to the market. Receiving a Rising Star Award further establishes Check Point Software Technologies as a top vendor in the technology industry. Rising Star winners were chosen based on year-over-year sales growth rates and market share leadership, as determined by The NPD Group’s Distributor Track® service. Available by subscription, Distributor Track aggregates actual distributor sell-through data to enable sharp insight into channel sales and pricing trends.

“We are thrilled to be honored as a Rising Star in the 16th annual summit, as it underscores our dedication and commitment to working with, and ensuring the success of, our channel partners,” said Kurt Speck, Head of Channel Sales, Americas, at Check Point Software Technologies. “By providing advanced threat prevention solutions like the Check Point Infinity architecture, we provide our customers with holistic protection against cyber threats of all kinds.”

The GTDC’s 12th U.S. Rising Stars were presented today in San Francisco, California, at an exclusive luncheon during the GTDC Summit. The Summit brings together leaders of today’s most successful technology distributors, their vendor partners’ channel executives, and the industry’s most reputable research and database analysts. Peter Alexander, Chief Marketing Officer at Check Point, was on hand to accept the award.

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Rising Star Awards Methodology
Results for Rising Star Award winners are based on actual U.S. revenue and market share data over the past year, as reported by industry research organization The NPD Group using its Distributor Track® service. Available by subscription, Distributor Track aggregates actual distributor sell-through data to enable sharp insight into channel sales and pricing trends with the ability to dive into SKU-based details and drill down into specific product subcategories, including detailed attributes based on specific areas of interest. To be eligible for a Rising Star Award, vendors are required to have sold corresponding products through technology distributors for a minimum of two years and sell through at least two GTDC members. 

About The NPD Group, Inc.
NPD is the leading global provider of market information and business solutions covering brick-and-mortar, e-commerce, and emerging channels in more than 20 industries. We combine our unique data assets with analytic solutions to help our clients measure performance, predict trends, and improve results, advising them to help drive successful growth. Practice areas include apparel, appliances, automotive, beauty, books, consumer electronics, diamonds, e-commerce, entertainment, fashion accessories, food consumption, foodservice, footwear, home, juvenile products, mobile, office supplies, retail, sports, technology, toys, travel retail, games, and watches / jewelry. For more information, visit and Follow us on Twitter: @npdgroup.

About The Global Technology Distribution Council
The Global Technology Distribution Council is the industry consortium representing the world’s leading tech distributors. GTDC members drive more than $130 billion in annual worldwide sales of products, services and solutions through diverse business channels. GTDC conferences support the development and expansion of strategic supply-chain partnerships that continually address the fast-changing marketplace needs of vendors, end customers and distributors. GTDC members include AB S.A (WSE: ABPL), ABC Data, Almo Corporation, Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW), Computer Gross Italia (SES:MI), D&H Distributing, ELKO, Exclusive Networks, Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM), Intcomex, Logicom (CSE:LOG), SiS Technologies (HKSE: 0529), SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX), Tarsus, Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD), TIM AG and Westcon-Comstor.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. ( is a leading provider of cyber security solutions to governments and corporate enterprises globally. Its solutions protect customers from cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers a multilevel security architecture that defends enterprises’ cloud, network and mobile device held information, plus the most comprehensive and intuitive one point of control security management system. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.


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