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Check Point Software Technologies Overview

San Carlos, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (CHKP)
Computer Hardware & Software
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. ( is the world’s leading cyber security provider. Check Point provides the most comprehensive and cutting edge cyber security technology to more than 100,000 organizations of all sizes and millions of users ... 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 and Microsoft have joined forces once again to enable zero-touch provisioning and automatic VPN connectivity of branch and remote locations to the Azure Virtual WAN: #MSIgnite

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Check Point Software Technologies – Why Work For Us?

Since 1993, Check Point is making the world a safer place by providing the most innovative, cutting-edge technologies which meet its customers’ real-time needs in this ever-changing environment. Through its creative and knowledgeable workforce, Check Point redefines the security landscape.

With over 100,000 clients representing global enterprises and organizations of all sizes and types, Check Point employees develop, sell and implement its award-winning technologies and products throughout the world which affect the lives of hundreds of millions of people everywhere.

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.





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.

San Carlos, California

Tel Aviv, Israel

Over 5,000


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

Marker Leadership includes:

  • A leader in Gartner’s “Enterprise Network Firewall Magic Quadrant” (1999-2002, 2004-2016)
  • A leader in Gartner’s “Mobile Data Protection Magic Quadrant” (2001-2015)
  • A leader in Gartner’s “Unified Threat Management (UTM) Magic Quadrant” (2010-2016)
  • Market share leader in worldwide combined Firewall and UTM appliance revenue (IDC FY 2015 Security Appliance Tracker)
  • NSS Labs “Recommend” Rating for Breach Detection Systems (BDS) (NSS Labs 2015-2016)
  • NSS Labs “Recommend” Rating for Next Generation Firewall (NSS Labs 2011 – 2016)
  • NSS Labs “Recommend” Rating for Network Firewall (NSS Labs 2011, 2013)
  • NSS Labs “Recommend” Rating for IPS (NSS Labs 2011 – 2013)

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.

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.


  • 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


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.

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.”



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    Keep innovating and continue to enable the sales force to be successful.

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    The recruiter reached out to me for a phone screen by calling at 7:30 AM to set up a time. However, she quickly got into salary and other details that I don't believe are appropriate for a first screen. After she found out I don't have the experience she was looking for, which was very clear from my resume so I don't know why she wasted my time, she offered to let me know of a more entry-level position should it become available.

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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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