Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd, the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that the company remains the number one vendor in worldwide combined Firewall and UTM appliance revenue for Full Year 2012 and Q1 2013 according to the latest IDC Tracker research data.
Since Check Point's founding in 1993, the company has been the leader in the firewall market. Check Point entered the security appliance business in 2006 and has aggressively grown its enterprise hardware business both organically and through key acquisitions. 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.
Data in the latest IDC Worldwide Q1 2013 Security Appliance Tracker indicated:
• Check Point led the global market in combined Firewall and UTM appliance revenue share for both FY 2012 and Q1 2013.
• Check Point is the leader in combined Firewall and UTM factory revenue in both the U.S. and Western Europe for both FY 2012 and Q1 2013.
"We are excited that the recent IDC's Tracker research data highlights Check Point’s continued leadership in the Firewall and UTM appliance market. Check Point is dedicated to providing best-in-class security solutions and platform,” said Amnon Bar-Lev, president of Check Point. “IDC’s Tracker research data is a distinction that underscores our product leadership and dedication to our customers."
IDC defines firewalls as appliances that have as their primary function general-purpose filtering of networking traffic through packet filtering, stateful inspection, or proxy. UTM appliances combine at a minimum network firewalling, network intrusion detection and prevention, and gateway antivirus (AV) onto a single device, though other functions may also be included as well.
Check Point security appliances include seven models, starting at the recently launched 600 appliances, offering big security to small businesses, up to the 61000 appliance model, the fastest firewall existing today. All are designed to optimize Check Point's award-winning Software Blade Architecture™ and support the company's vision for 3D security, combining policies, people and enforcement for unbeatable protection.
Check Point's high-performing appliances are designed to support any combination of software blade protections, including: Firewall, VPN, Intrusion Prevention, Application Control, Mobile Access, Data Loss Prevention, Identity Awareness, URL Filtering, Web, Anti-Bot, Anti-spam & Email, Antivirus, Advanced Networking & Clustering, as well as Check Point's recently announced Threat Emulation Software Blade. By consolidating security into a single, integrated solution, organizations of all sizes have the flexibility to customize their security infrastructure based on the precise level of protection and performance needed in any environment, today and as their businesses grow.
 IDC Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker Q1 2013, June 20, 2013
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd (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.