Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that Robert Hinden, Check Point Fellow, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Internet Society (ISOC), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing global leadership in Internet related standards, education and policy. Hinden’s appointment is a testament to his expertise in developing technology used to build and secure the Internet – and validates Check Point’s ongoing commitment towards promoting the open development, evolution and secure use of the Web.
Hinden brings over 25 years of security and Internet experience to the ISOC Board of Trustees. As a Check Point Fellow, he researches, evaluates and provides technical guidance on product development; in addition, he served leadership roles at Nokia, Sun Microsystems and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet’s premiere technical standards body. During Hinden’s term, effective between 2010 and 2013, he will provide strategic guidance on core areas of ISOC’s mission, including the open development of standards, protocols, administration, technical infrastructure of the Internet and guidance on critical information security initiatives. The Internet Society’s Board of Trustees consists of 12 members, comprised of industry leaders in information technology, security, academic and the global Internet community, each elected by the chapters, organization members and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).
“The Internet Society Board of Trustees continues to provide unique perspective and guidance for the global community, working to ensure the Internet is accessible for everyone, everywhere,” said Lynn St. Amour, president and chief executive offer of the Internet Society. “One of the Internet Society’s key strategic initiatives is the pursuit of what we call network confidence –Mr. Hinden’s deep knowledge of the Internet security industry and experience in working with the IETF will significantly contribute to our work in this field. We look forward to welcoming him to our board.”
“The development of open standards of the Internet is an important step toward the advancement of information technology and security, particularly in critical areas for the Internet community, including network neutrality, IPv6 deployments, as well as trust and identity issues,” said Robert Hinden, Check Point Fellow at Check Point Software Technologies. “I’m honored to join the ISOC’s Board of Trustees, and I look forward to utilizing my experience to provide guidance on these strategic initiatives and policy areas and extend a greater partnership between Check Point and the ISOC.”
About the Internet Society (ISOC)
The Internet Society (InternetSociety.org) is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy. ISOC is the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet's premier technical standards body. With offices in Washington, D.C., and Geneva, Switzerland, it is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the world.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd (checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, is the only vendor to deliver Total Security for networks, data and endpoints, unified under a single management framework. Check Point 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 innovate with the development of the Software Blade architecture. The dynamic Software Blade architecture delivers secure, flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization or environment. Check Point customers include tens of thousands of businesses and organizations of all sizes including all Fortune 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.