Working at Check Point Software Technologies | Glassdoor

Check Point Software Technologies Overview

San Carlos, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1993
Company - Public (CHKP)
Computer Hardware & Software
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) 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

Company Updates

  • 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: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQx0j #MSIgnite

    Simple and Secure Branch Connectivity with Microsoft and Check Point | Check Point Software Blog

    I really like the speed and flexibility of the cloud; now I have the ability to get any combination of compute power or storage I want without the need of cumbersome hardware procurement procedures. What used to take weeks or months to accomplish can now be achieved on-demand, thus ushering in a new era of network efficiency and agility.

  • There is a growing demand for cyber security skills. Together, Check Point’s SecureAcademy partners with El Centro College in Dallas to bridge the massive talent gap with real-world experience and equip the next-generation: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQx0N

    Check Point Software Partners With El Centro College for Cyber Security Education | Check Point Software Blog

    With three and a half million unfilled job openings, there's a big problem brewing in the cybersecurity industry. Yet every problem presents an opportunity, especially for students figuring out their career paths. Check Point is proud to announce our partnership with El Centro Community College in Dallas, TX - providing a comprehensive cyber security curriculum as part of our SecureAcademy program, free of charge.

See AllSee All

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.

STOCK TICKER SYMBOL

NASDAQ: CHKP


FOUNDED
1993




COMPANY MILESTONES

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 4,600


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 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)

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

  • 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.


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.
 

President


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
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.



Check Point Software Technologies Reviews

3.1
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Check Point Software Technologies Chairman and CEO Gil Shwed
Gil Shwed
309 Ratings
  • Featured Review

    "Check Point"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Carlos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great technology, company trying to re-invent itself and capture more market share.

    Cons

    Occasional cross-cultural challenges like any global company. Less than most.

    Advice to Management

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

See All 555 Reviews

Check Point Software Technologies Photos

Check Point Software Technologies photo of: CEO, Gil Shwed
Check Point Software Technologies photo of: our french super heroes
Check Point Software Technologies photo of: our french super heroes!
Check Point Software Technologies photo of: the best of the best
Check Point Software Technologies photo of: enjoy the atmosphere
Check Point Software Technologies photo of: great team work
See All PhotosSee All

Check Point Software Technologies Interviews

Experience

Experience
52%
30%
18%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
50%
17%
14%
6
5
4
4

Difficulty

2.9
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1.  

    Contract Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Check Point Software Technologies.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

See All 183 Interviews

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
See More

Work at Check Point Software Technologies? Share Your Experiences

Check Point Software Technologies
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or