Check Point leads in Firewall and UTM appliance market

Infotech Lead America:  The latest IDC Tracker research data positions Check Point as the number one vendor in worldwide combined Firewall and UTM appliance revenue for Q3 2012. This is the second consecutive year that Checkpoint Software Technologies has been recognized as a leader in the market.According to the data in the latest IDC Worldwide Security Appliance Tracker, Check Point is also the leader in Firewall and UTM factory revenue in the $25K-$50K and $50K-$100K price bands.

Check Point leads in Firewall and UTM factory revenue as well, in the US and Western Europe markets. Amnon Bar-Lev, president of Check Point attributed the achievement to the high-quality of Check Point’s security solutions, their strong partner network and their focus on execution.

Check Point is a fairly new entrant in the security appliance business in 2006, but has been the leader in the firewall market for 18 years.  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.

Check Point security appliances include seven models, starting at the 2200 model up to the 61000 appliance model. Check Point’s award-winning Software Blade Architecture offers optimum 3D security by combining policies, people and enforcement.

Check Point’s high-performing appliances can support any combination of software blade protections, including Firewall, VPN, Intrusion Prevention, Application Control, Mobile Access, Data Loss Prevention, Identity Awareness, URL Filtering, Anti-spam, Antivirus, Advanced Networking and Acceleration, as well as Check Point’s unique Anti-Bot Software Blade. 

Organizations of all sizes can customize their security infrastructure based on the precise level of protection and performance needed in any environment by consolidating security into a single, integrated solution.

Recently Check Point revealed major security risks that impact organizations worldwide in the Check Point Software Technologies 2013 Security Report.

According to the report, cyber attacks will continue to evolve this year and will impact organizations of all sizes. The research revealed that 63 percent of organizations were already infected with bots. More than half were infected with new malware at least once a day.

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