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Check Point Software Technologies Names Chris Scanlan as New President, Americas Sales

Check Point also announces the appointment of Erez Yarkoni to be its new Head of Telecom and Cloud Sales

San Carlos, CA  —  Wed, 31 Jul 2019

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, announced today the appointments of Chris Scanlan and Erez Yarkoni as President, Americas Sales and Head of Telecom and Cloud Sales, respectively.

Chris Scanlan will be responsible for Check Point’s overall sales operations in North and Latin America, as well as the North America sales engineering activities and Check Point’s US Global accounts. Scanlan will report directly to Check Point’s Chief Customer Officer, Dan Yerushalmi.  Scanlan brings extensive sales and executive experience to his new position. Before joining Check Point, he served as SVP of Sales, North America at Cylance, SVP Worldwide Sales at Optiv and SVP North America Sales for Accuvant.

“I am extremely excited to be joining the team at Check Point. I have always admired their longevity and contributions in the cyber security industry,” said Chris Scanlan. “I look forward to making an impact and driving the Americas Theatre towards positive business outcomes for our employees, customers and partners.”

“We warmly welcome Chris to join us and support our efforts to provide the most comprehensive, consolidated cyber security solutions in the Americas,” said Dan Yerushalmi. “Chris’s extensive experience in the technology ecosystem and personal characteristics will surely serve him in this position.”

Erez Yarkoni will lead all sales operations as it relates to telecommunications and cloud. Yarkoni brings over 20 years of software and telecommunications experience. Prior to Joining Check Point, Yarkoni was the CEO of BoldIQ, served as the EVP Customer Operations for Apptio, CIO at T-Mobile US, CIO and Group Managing Director at Telstra and has also held senior positions at Amdocs and AT&T.

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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.  Check Point’s solutions protect customers from 5th generation cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and advanced targeted threats. Check Point offers a multilevel security architecture, “Infinity Total Protection with Gen V advanced threat prevention”, this combined product architecture defends an enterprises’ cloud, network and mobile devices. Check Point provides 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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