Check Point Wins Network Security Vendor of the Year
Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific recognizes Check Point for outstanding leadership, customer commitment and innovation in security
Redwood City, CA - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that it has received the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Award for Network Security Vendor of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes Check Point’s continuous commitment and outstanding industry achievements in developing innovative security solutions that meet real customer needs.
The Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards are attributed by an esteemed panel of judges, comprising senior executives from the industry, chief information officers (CIOs) and chief technology officers (CTOs), as well as Frost & Sullivan analysts. Awards are conferred to recognize the outstanding companies that have pushed the boundaries of industry excellence in the past year.
“Check Point has an excellent line of security solutions that appeal to various types of enterprises across industry sectors and sizes. This award recognizes their continued leadership in the security space,” said Cathy Huang, industry analyst, Asia Pacific ICT of Frost & Sullivan. “The impressive mindshare that Check Point has generated was reflected in the company’s strong 2010 revenue and earnings growth. Moreover, Check Point’s software blade strategy has been well received by enterprises in the Asia Pacific region that are interested in a flexible and scalable security platform.”
Guido Crucq, general manager of security at Dimension Data Asia-Pacific added, “This award is well deserved. Check Point’s 3D Security vision is ground-breaking. We’ve already seen strong adoption of their Software Blade Architecture and we anticipate more enterprises will continue to implement it as a strategic part of their security infrastructure. As their largest partner in the Asia Pacific region, we are working closely with Check Point to deliver innovative security solutions for our clients. Congratulations!”
“This ICT Award is another validation of Check Point’s outstanding industry leadership and unique security approach,” said Takahiro Sugimoto, President and chief executive officer at Asgent, Inc., a developer and distributor of network security solutions. “As a Check Point partner, we are very proud of our long-term collaboration and we are confident that Check Point will continue to provide customers with the most innovative security solutions.”
“Check Point has been in the forefront of the IT security revolution for the past two decades. From the first commercial firewall to the current 3D Security vision, Check Point is a trend setter in IT security. The Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Award for Network Security Vendor of the Year is a well-deserved recognition of Check Point’s leadership and excellence in the security market,” commented Rajesh Thakur, AVP & Head India Sales - TIS Division, HCL Technologies Ltd.
“Check Point’s strong performance, flexibility and reduced total cost of ownership are the main reasons we selected their products to ensure our security. The company’s security infrastructure can support all kinds of high-performance and cloud-based environments, enabling businesses to easily expand their security as they grow. This is remarkable for a security vendor,” concluded Check Point’s customer, Yoshinori Ando, director of network grand design office, Network Business Division, NTT Communications Corporation.
“We are very privileged to be named ’Network Security Vendor of the Year’ by our esteemed colleagues in the industry, senior executives and respected analysts from Frost & Sullivan. This award is a testament to the success of Check Point as a premier technology vendor that has pioneered the network security industry with its visionary strategies and innovative products, while remaining focused on diligently serving its customers,” said Itzack Weinreb, vice president of Asia Pacific & Africa Sales at Check Point Software Technologies. “We thank our valued customers, channel partners and the analysts from Frost & Sullivan for this honor. They can rest assured that Check Point will continue to define the information and security industry worldwide, and through its vision of 3D Security, gradually transform IT security into an integral business process, aligning policies, people and enforcement for better security"
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), 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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