Check Point Software Technologies

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Check Point Software Technologies – Why Work For Us?


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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NASDAQ: CHKP


FOUNDED
1993


MISSION
Check Point Software Technologies is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. Making Internet communications and critical data secure, reliable and available everywhere has been and continues to be our ongoing vision. We are committed to staying focused on real customer needs and to developing new and innovative security solutions that redefine the security landscape.


COMPANY MILESTONES
Established in 1993, by Chairman and CEO Gil Shwed, Check Point first pioneered the I.T. security industry with FireWall-1 and its patented Stateful inspection technology, which is still the foundation for most network security technology today.

Ever since the company began, Check Point’s pure focus has been on I.T. security. Adapting to customers’ changing needs, the company has developed numerous technologies to secure the use of the Internet by corporations and consumers when transacting and communicating. In 2006, Check Point created a unified security architecture, using a single management console, unified security gateways and the first and only single agent for endpoint security. In early 2009, Check Point introduced another breakthrough security innovation with its Software Blade architecture: a dynamic, revolutionary architecture that delivers secure, flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization or environment.

By April 2009, the Company completed the acquisition of the security appliance business from Nokia, after more than a decade of collaboration in delivering industry-leading enterprise security solutions.

In November 2009, Check Point acquired FaceTime Communications' application database, adding security controls for over 50,000 Web 2.0 widgets and more than 4,500 Internet applications to our security gateways.

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.

The foundation of our success is our customer-driven philosophy, our continuous technological innovation, as well as our relentless and pure focus on providing comprehensive, innovative security.


U.S. HEADQUARTERS
San Carlos, California


INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
Tel Aviv, Israel


EMPLOYEES
Approximately 2,900


MARKET LEADERSHIP

  • A leader in Gartner's "Enterprise Network Firewall Magic Quadrant" (1999-2002, 2004-2014)
  • A leader in Gartner's "Mobile Data Protection Magic Quadrant" (2001-2013)
  • A leader in Gartner’s “Unified Threat Management (UTM) Magic Quadrant" (2010-2013)
  • Market share leader in worldwide combined Firewall and UTM appliance revenue (IDC Worldwide Q3 2013 Security Appliance Tracker)
  • NSS Labs “Recommend” Rating for Next Generation Firewall (NSS Labs 2011 – 2012)
  • NSS Labs “Recommend” Rating for Network Firewall (NSS Labs 2011, 2013)
  • NSS Labs “Recommend” Rating for IPS (NSS Labs 2011 – 2013)

PATENTS 
Check Point’s products contain the world’s most advanced security technology. The Company currently holds 35 United States patents, more than 19 U.S. patents pending, and additional patents issued and patent applications pending worldwide.


OUR CUSTOMERS
Check Point’s products and services are sold to enterprises, service providers, small- and medium-sized businesses and consumers. We secure more than 100,000 businesses and millions of users worldwide, including:

  • 100% of Fortune 100 companies
  • 100% of Fortune 500 companies
  • 100% of Global 100 companies
  • 98% of Global 500 companies


ACQUISITION HIGHLIGHTS

  • October 2011: Dynasec
  • June 2010: Liquid Machines Acquisition
  • December 2009: FaceTime Communications' application database
  • March 2009: Nokia Security Appliance Business
  • January 2007: Protect Data Acquisition
  • January 2007: NFR Security Acquisition
  • March 2004: Zone Alarm Acquisition


DISTRIBUTION

Check Point products are distributed worldwide via:

  • Distributors, OEMs, Resellers, OPSEC Partners, MSPs
  • Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of thousands of certified partners


Check Point headquarters are located internationally in Tel Aviv, Israel, and in the United States in San Carlos, California. The Company has offices in the U.S. in Alabama, Arizona, Northern and Southern California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin; as well as in Canada, in the Ontario area.

The Company also has international subsidiaries located in Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan, Hong Kong, P.R. China, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Canada.


Check Point strives to treat its employees, contractors and suppliers with dignity and respect. We promote a safe, healthy, and supportive work environment. Part of our commitment involves closely monitoring our compliance with local and international laws in all of our locations around the world to ensure that the rights of our employees are not abused. Our employees are required to comply with our corporate policies at all times. We also work with our suppliers to insure compliance with all applicable human rights and labor laws and regulations.

Minimum wages. Check Point compensates its employees with wages and benefits that meet or exceed the legally required minimum under the law.

Working hours. Check Point does not require its employees to work more than the maximum hours of daily labor set by local laws.

Freely-chosen employment. Check Point ensures that the overall terms of employment are voluntary.

No discrimination. Check Point prohibits discrimination based on race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, religion, disability, union membership or political affiliation.

No harsh or inhumane treatment. Check Point prohibits physical abuse, harassment or the threat of either.

No child labor. Check Point complies with the minimum age laws and requirements and do not employ child labor.

Health and safety. We provide our employees with a safe and healthy workplace in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Freedom of association. We respect the legal rights of our employees worldwide to join labor organizations or trade unions.

Ethical dealings. We encourage our employees to conduct business according to our Code of Ethics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on bribery, corruption and prohibited business practices.

Privacy. We consider the right to privacy of our employees a core value. Employees’ data is highly protected. Our employees are committed to confidentiality when dealing with third parties.

Donations. We donate for dozens of non-profit organizations on a yearly basis. We encourage our employee to be involved by participating in the donation committees.

Volunteering. Check Point is highly involved in the community and encourages its employees to participate in programs to improve education for kids and teenagers from low social economic background, we provide extra curricular activities for people with mental disabilities, and promote the green environment by creating and maintaining an ecological garden for young kids from low social economic background.


Gil ShwedFounder, Chairman and CEOCheck Point Software Technologies

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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Gil Shwed is Check Point's founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shwed is considered the inventor of the modern Firewall and holds several patents, such as the company's Stateful Inspection technology. Mr. Shwed has received numerous accolades for his individual achievements and industry contributions, including an honorary Doctorate of Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, the World Economic Forum's Global Leader for Tomorrow recognition for his commitment to public affairs and leadership in areas beyond immediate professional interests, and the Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award for his innovative contribution to business and technology. Mr. Shwed is a member of the Board of Trustees of Tel Aviv University and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Youth University of Tel Aviv University. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Yeholot Association Founded by the Rashi Foundation whose charter is, among other things, to reduce dropout rates in high schools.

Amnon Bar-LevPresidentCheck Point Software Technologies

President

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Amnon Bar-Lev, President at Check Point, is responsible for worldwide sales, global partner programs, business development and technical services for the company. Mr. Bar-Lev joined Check Point in 2005 and brings more than 15 years of high-tech sales, marketing and management experience to the organization.

Prior to joining Check Point, Mr. Bar-Lev was founder and CEO of Xpert Integrated System Ltd., a leading provider of security, business-continuity and infrastructure platforms and solutions. Before forming Xpert, Mr. Bar-Lev began his career in the Israeli Air Force where he held several positions within the operational and administration units.

Mr. Bar-Lev holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science (HONS) and Management (HONS) from Tel-Aviv University.

Vice President of Products
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Dr. Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point, manages all product definition and development functions for both the enterprise and consumer divisions of the company. Her core responsibilities include leading the company's product management, research and development (R&D) and quality assurance (QA) initiatives from concept to delivery.

Since joining the company in 1995, Dr. Dor has served in several pivotal roles in Check Point's R&D organization. She has been instrumental to the organization's growth and managed many successful product releases.

Dr. Dor holds a Ph.D. and M.S degree in computer science from Tel-Aviv University, in addition to graduating (with honors) for her Bachelor of Science degree. She has been published in several influential scientific journals for her research on graph decomposition, median selection and geometric pattern matching in d-dimensional space. In 1993, she won the Israel National Defense Prize.

Tal PayneChief Financial OfficerCheck Point Software Technologies

Chief Financial Officer

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Tal Payne has served as our Chief Financial Officer since June 2008. Prior to joining us in 2008, Ms. Payne was chief financial officer at Gilat Satellite Networks, Ltd., a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based communications networks. During her tenure at Gilat, Ms. Payne was responsible for the strategic planning, development and leadership of the finance organization, and held the role of vice president of finance for over five years. Ms. Payne led the company's public offerings, capital restructurings and other transactions. Before joining Gilat, she was previously employed at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a professional services company specializing in accounting and consulting. Ms. Payne holds a B.A. in Economics and Accounting and an Executive M.B.A., both from Tel-Aviv University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Marie HattarChief Marketing OfficerCheck Point Software Technologies

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

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Marie Hattar, as chief marketing officer (CMO), leads Check Point’s brand and global marketing efforts, including product and solutions marketing, corporate marketing, field marketing, corporate communications and partner marketing. Her organization drives Check Point’s corporate positioning strategy, messaging and communications to both internal and external audiences. Marie has more than 20 years of marketing leadership experience spanning the security, routing, switching, telecom and mobility markets.

Before joining Check Point, Marie was vice president at Cisco where she led the company’s enterprise networking and security portfolios. Prior to Cisco, Marie worked at Nortel Networks, Alteon WebSystems, and Shasta Networks in senior marketing and CTO positions.

Marie received her Master of Business Administration from York University and her Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

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    The work environment is at the same time very relaxed, intensely challenging, with great support from the team.

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    Pros

    Working in a high-level customer support position allows exposure to the whole range of Check Point products. The customer base is Fortune 100 and 500 companies who have the funding to have the best products and support available. The support team at Check Point is very collaborative and supportive, with constant cross training. The depth and breadth of expertise is amazing. Managers have their own accounts and provide great leadership by example. Mobility within the company is well supported.

    Check Point has well-stocked break areas--fruit, yogurt, cereal and good coffee every day. Lunch is paid for and delivered every day, not just the occasional pizza.

    Cons

    The prospect of working with mission critical support of major enterprises can be daunting. However when the amount of support from fellow employees and management is figured in, it is hard to call this a con.

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    Keep Check Point the way it is. The culture is not traditional and makes it fun to be at work.

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Check Point Software Technologies Awards & Accolades

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Network Security Vendor of the Year, Frost & Sullivan Australia Excellence Awards, 2013
Readers' Choice Product Excellence Awards - Hall of Fame, NetworkWorld Asia, 2013
Security Project of the Year - Public Sector, Computing Security Awards, 2013
Security Product of the Year, Network Computing Awards, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.checkpoint.com
Headquarters San Carlos, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1993
Type Company - Public (CHKP)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Check Point Software Technologies sets up a perimeter around networks. The company provides security software and appliances for corporate networks and service providers. Check Point's products verify remote users, control access, and block viruses. The company also offers products that enable companies to set up virtual private networks for secure internal and remote communications, as well as bandwidth management, network performance, and availability applications. Its ZoneAlarm products protect consumers from hackers, identity theft, and spyware. Check Point also offers... More

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