Check Point Continues to Lead Worldwide Combined Firewall and UTM Appliance Market According to Leading Market Research Firm


CALGARY, AB – March 4, 2013Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that the latest IDC Tracker research data positions Check Point as the number one vendor in worldwide combined Firewall and UTM appliance revenue for Q3 20121.

Data in the latest IDC Worldwide Security Appliance Tracker indicated:

  • Check Point leads the overall global market in Firewall and UTM appliance revenue share for Q3 2012
  • Check Point is the leader in Firewall and UTM factory revenue in both the US and Western Europe
  • Check Point is the leader in Firewall and UTM factory revenue in the $25K-$50K and $50K-$100K price bands

“We are proud to mark the second consecutive quarter in which we have been recognized as the leader in this market.  Our continued growth reflects both the high-quality of our security solutions, our terrific partner network and our focus on execution,” said Paul Comessotti, Canadian Regional Director, Check Point Software Technologies. “We continue to deliver industry-leading appliances with the most innovative protections and provide our customers with the best platform for security consolidation.”
Check Point has been the leader in the firewall market for 18 years and only recently entered the security appliance business in 2006. The company has aggressively grown its enterprise hardware business organically and through key acquisitions, such as the Nokia security appliance business in 2009.  Today, Check Point security appliances deliver powerful turnkey systems for deploying and managing Check Point’s award-winning Software Blades to address virtually any security need for businesses of all sizes.
IDC defines firewalls as appliances that have as their primary function general-purpose filtering of networking traffic through packet filtering, stateful inspection, or proxy. UTM appliances combine at a minimum network firewalling, network intrusion detection and prevention, and gateway antivirus (AV) onto a single device, though other functions may also be included as well.
Check Point security appliances include seven models, starting at the 2200 model up to the 61000 appliance model, the fastest firewall existing today.  All are designed to optimize Check Point’s award-winning Software Blade Architecture™ and support the company’s vision for 3D security, combining policies, people and enforcement for unbeatable protection.  Check Point’s high-performing appliances are designed to support any combination of software blade protections, including: FirewallVPNIntrusion PreventionApplication Control, Mobile AccessData Loss Prevention,  Identity AwarenessURL FilteringAnti-spamAntivirus, Advanced Networking and Acceleration, as well as Check Point’s unique Anti-Bot Software Blade.
By consolidating security into a single, integrated solution, organizations of all sizes have the flexibility to customize their security infrastructure based on the precise level of protection and performance needed in any environment – today and as their businesses grow.
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About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (, the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check Point’s award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.
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