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Check Point Software Technologies Overview

San Carlos, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
1993
Company - Public (CHKP)
Computer Hardware & Software
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions to governments and corporate enterprises globally. Check Point provides the most comprehensive and cutting edge cyber security technology to more than ... Read more

Mission: Cyber attacks have evolved into their 5th generation and are now transcending nations, enterprises and platforms. As the world becomes more connected, cyber threats have transformed into a leading global risk, and cyber security has become more relevant to all of us. As the ... Read more

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Check Point Software Technologies – Why Work With Us?


Check Point Software Technologies is the worldwide leader in network security, protecting over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.  The company was founded by CEO, Gil Shwed in 1993 and pioneered the network security sector with the launch of the first stateful inspection firewall in 1994.  It continues to lead the cyber-security market with its innovations to the present day.  

For over 27 years, enterprises around the world have relied on Check Point’s industry-leading solutions to protect their brand, assets and data from cyberattacks, enabling them to safely and productively accelerate their businesses. With the largest security technology portfolio in the industry, Check Point’s single-architecture, integrated, intelligence-driven solutions protect customers from the data center to the cloud and all points in between.

To conserve and support this culture of innovation and success, Check Point believes in employee development, diverse careers and personal empowerment, and provides an exciting environment to transform knowledge and ideas into a reality which shapes global security.

Apply now to join a global team of driven, creative and innovative people who are keen to stand against the ever-changing threat landscape.

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NASDAQ: CHKP

FOUNDED
1993

 

COMPANY MILESTONES

Check Point innovation begins by understanding customers and their evolving security needs. Today, our leading-edge technologies secure networks, enterprise multi-cloud environments, and endpoint and mobile devices.

In 2006, Check Point raised the bar with the creation of a unified security architecture using a single management console, unified security gateways, and the first agent-based endpoint security. Several years later, Check Point introduced its software blade architecture, a dynamic, revolutionary architecture allowing secure, flexible, and simple solutions to be customized to meet the needs of any organization or environment.

By 2009, the company acquired Nokia’s security appliance business and 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.

In April 2017, the company introduced Check Point Infinity, the first consolidated security across networks, cloud, endpoints, and mobile, providing unparalleled threat prevention. With the acquisition of ForceNock, Check Point Infinity incorporated web application and API protection (WAAP) technology, which uses machine learning, behavioral, and reputation-based security engines. Check Point continues to develop new innovations based on the Infinity Architecture, providing customers with flexible, simple and customizable solutions that meet the exact security needs of any organization.

In October 2018, Check Point acquired Dome9, making cloud deployments safer and more manageable for enterprise transitioning their IT infrastructures.

Check Point is the only vendor to provide a fully consolidated cyber security architecture that provides unprecedented protection against 5th Generation mega-cyberattacks and zero-day cyber threats. Gen V is characterized by an architecture that unifies all networks, cloud, endpoints, and mobile, supported by automatic and immediate threat intelligence.

Check Point’s history with preventative solutions 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. Check Point provides comprehensive and cutting-edge cyber security technology to more than 100,000 organizations of all sizes and millions of users around the globe.

U.S. HEADQUARTERS
San Carlos, California

INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
Tel Aviv, Israel

EMPLOYEES
Over 5,000

MARKET LEADERSHIP

Publications, associations and IT security experts around the world have recognized our services and products again and again. These awards are an acknowledgement of our ability to constantly evolve our offerings to tame the ever-increasing complexity and sheer number of threats to your data. read more on  https://www.checkpoint.com/about-us/awards/

Marker Leadership includes:

  • A leader in the IDC MarketScape report for Mobile Threat Management (2017-2019)
  • A leader in Gartner’s “Enterprise Network Firewall Magic Quadrant” (1999-2002, 2004-2018)
  • A leader in Gartner’s “Mobile Data Protection Magic Quadrant” (2001-2015)
  • A leader in Gartner’s “Unified Threat Management (UTM) Magic Quadrant” (2010-2018)
  • A leader in the Forrester Wave report for Endpoint Security Suites (2018)
  • NSS Labs “Recommended” Rating for Breach Prevention Systems (BPS) (NSS Labs 2017)
  • NSS Labs “Recommended” Rating for Breach Detection Systems (BDS) (NSS Labs 2015-2017)
  • NSS Labs “Recommended” Rating for Next Generation Firewall (NSS Labs 2011 – 2017)
  • NSS Labs “Recommended” Rating for Network Firewall (NSS Labs 2011, 2013)
  • NSS Labs “Recommended” Rating for NGIPS (NSS Labs 2016)
  • NSS Labs “Recommended” Rating for IPS (NSS Labs 2011 – 2013)

PATENTS 
Check Point’s products contain the world’s most advanced security technology. The Company currently holds 70 United States patents, more than 60 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 most of Fortune 500 companies.

ACQUISITION HIGHLIGHTS

  • December 2019: Protego
  • November 2019: Cymplify
  • January 2019: ForceNock
  • October 2018: Dome9 Cloud Security
  • April 2015: Lacoon Mobile Security
  • February 2015: Hyperwise CPU-Level Threat Prevention
  • October 2011: Dynasec
  • June 2010: Liquid Machines
  • December 2009: FaceTime Communications’ application database
  • March 2009: Nokia Security Appliance Business
  • January 2007: Protect Data
  • January 2007: NFR Security
  • March 2004: Zone Alarm

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.

Founderand Chief Executive Officer


Gil Shwed

Gil Shwed is the founder, and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shwed is considered the inventor of the modern firewall and authored 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 Doctor of Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, an honorary Doctor of Science from Tel Aviv University, the World Economic Forum’s Global Leader for Tomorrow 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 the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Youth University of Tel Aviv University. Mr. Shwed is a Tel Aviv University Governor and founder of the University’s Check Point Institute for Information Security. He is also Chairman of the Board of directors of Yeholot Association Founded by the Rashi Foundation whose charter is, among other things, to reduce the dropout rates in high schools.
 

Chief Customer Officer

Dan Yerushalmi

Dan Yerushalmi, Chief Customer Officer at Check Point Software Technologies, manages worldwide sales field operations and engineering, channel sales and strategic technologies, focusing on customer experience.

Dan has served as a c-suite leader in large-scale enterprises in technology, banking, and telecom. Prior to joining Check Point, he was the first Executive Vice President, group Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operations Officer of Israel's Largest Bank - Bank Leumi LTD. He also served as President of EMEA for Advertising and Media and Regional Vice President & Client Business Executive at Amdocs, a multinational technology corporation. Dan holds an MA in Psychology from Bar Ilan University and a BA in Computer Science and Psychology from Tel Aviv University. In 2016, he was named one of the leading Chief Technology Officers by CIO 100 magazine.
 

Vice President of Products


Dr. Dorit Dor

Vice President of Products Check Point Software Technologies

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 cum laude 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.

Chief Financial Officer

Tal Payne

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer Check Point Software Technologies

Tal Payne brings over 15 years of financial management experience, serving as Chief Financial Officer in Check Point since joining in 2008 and as Chief Financial and Operations Officer since 2015. Ms. Payne oversees Check Point's global operations and finance, including investor relations, legal, treasury, purchasing and facilities. Prior to joining Check Point, Ms. Payne served as Chief Financial Officer at Gilat Satellite Networks, Ltd., where she held the role of Vice President of Finance for over five years. Ms. Payne began her career as a CPA in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Payne holds a B.A. in Economics and Accounting and an Executive M.B.A., both from Tel Aviv University. Ms. Payne is a certified public accountant.



Join Check Point, see the world

One million international college students study in the United States in any given academic year.

Marina Parrado, a Barcelona-based sales engineer at Check Point Software Technologies, was one of those million when she spent a semester in University of Kansas (sic), followed by a semester in Italy.

When asked about her favorite international experience – where she gained the most insight, maturity, and meaningful exposure to other cultures – she didn’t mention any university program.

“Check Point’s Associate program, no doubt. Everyone on the program was motivated, thoughtful, and capable. We all understood that it was a cooperative endeavor, and I ended up making friends from nearly every corner of the world.”

As part of their new-hire training, Check Point brings together nearly sixty new sales and sales engineering employees and places them in an apartment building nearby the Tel Aviv, Israel headquarters. Every week in the program, a different veteran sales manager flies in from a global office to help lead the training sessions, exposing the trainees to different parts of the company as they sit through lectures, workshops, and classes.

“In my study-abroad programs, class was seen as an obstacle in the way of travel. People would show up late or miss class – and if they didn’t, they’d be on their phones the entire lecture.” Marina explains. But with the associate program, “we were there for our careers. We were focused during the week, actively working toward a common goal, never taking our free time for granted.

 

Immersion in Israel

With so much on their plates during the weekdays, by the time Thursday evening rolled around – Israelis have Fridays and Saturdays off, unlike most countries -- the associates were ready to explore Tel Aviv, guided by the local wisdom of their Israeli counterparts.

“The first day of our training sessions, I sat nearby two Israeli new sales hires. We immediately became friends, and thanks to them, we never went to a bad restaurant or bar out on town.” added Brian Bausch, a sales associate from Chicago.

Touching upon a powerful component of the Check Point experience, Brian explains that the biggest lessons he learned were outside of the formal training sessions. The international cohort of associates weren’t just in Tel Aviv as visitors – they were there as colleagues and coworkers, embedded into the local economy and culture.

“The first day, everyone was pretty taken aback by the Israelis’ directness,” Brian recounts. “It’s like jumping in cold water. Once you get used to it, the honesty is really, really refreshing, especially in a work setting.”

A Global Experience

With all the career development and local cultural immersion going on, the participants had a lot of new information to process, every day. When they sat together at the end of a long day and decompressed, something interesting happened. Despite meeting and listening to experienced and qualified cyber security professionals, the associates learned the most from each other.

“As my first job out of college, it was my first time living outside of Asia. It was a culture shock, in a positive way,” said Penny Ting, a sales associate from Hong Kong. “I interacted with so many different styles and personalities across different regions. Understanding them helped me grow as a salesperson.”

Eugene Tcheby, a sales engineer from Eastern Canada, agreed with Penny.  

“Instead of reading a book or watching a documentary, I learned about global traditions, mentalities, and histories by talking with my new friends. Every day, I heard ten different languages spoken in the hallways. It was a rich and unforgettable experience.” Eugene said. “European, Asian, South-American, Israeli, African… I now have knowledgeable local friends in all those places, friends that double as colleagues. They’re my global, professional support system.”

 

 

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.

For many of us, our work place is a second home, but for the past several weeks, we’ve had to bring work to our real homes. It was, and still is, a new challenge for all of us to face. Check Point is fully committed to safeguarding the health and safety of our employees in affected regions, while ensuring ongoing support for our customers, partners, and the community.

Our Devotion to Employees

The need for cyber security has proven to be more critical than ever. During these difficult times, Check Point will not be laying off any employees and will continue to recruit new talent.

We have never been more proud of our employees for their dedication, professionalism and agility during these unusual times. They enable Check Point to cope with this challenge successfully, and with them we are able to live up to our mission – “To Secure Your Everything”.

Our Dedication to Customers

Due to the fact that Check Point operates from dozens of locations worldwide, we are able to provide un-interrupted service to all of our partners and customers, so they receive the best security from the first day of this situation. We’ve seen an interest in our products, a rise in our support request volume, and high attendance in our online activities which provide valuable content in times of need.

Check Point also provides ZoneAlarm Web Secure Free solution, giving users 100% free protection against phishing attacks, malicious downloads and dangerous websites while they are working from home.

Our Involvement with the Community

Check Point and our strategic partners have donated almost $300k over the last six weeks to charities helping people impacted by Covid-19. Our joint donations have provided over 500k meals via multiple charities across North America.

We would like to thank and honor all off the hero’s on the frontline of Coronavirus. Together, we appreciate all the nurses and doctors in hospitals today and every day for their courage during this time.

6 Feet Apart, but close to the Heart

Check Point remains a strong, healthy company which has proven to be successful in times of crisis. Such times of uncertainty highlight our true strengths and differentiations.

We continue to monitor the situation, follow the requirements imposed by national and international government agencies and fulfill the important mission we took upon ourselves – to make the world a safer place, especially in times like these.

 

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    Very good solutions that all tie in together on one platform. Cloud products are strong.

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    Keep the development of products going and continue to invest in your employees.

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Check Point Software Technologies Awards & Accolades

  • 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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