50 Innovative Companies to Watch 2016

A Worldwide Leader in Securing the Future: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.


“Since 1993, Check Point has been dedicated to providing customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reducing security complexity and lowering total cost of ownership.”

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., the largest pure-play security vendor globally, provides industry-leading solutions and protects customers from cyberattacks with an unmatched catch rate of malware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers a complete security architecture defending the entire enterprise, from networks to mobile devices, in addition to the most comprehensive and intuitive security management. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.

Customers around the world rely on Check Point to protect their brand, assets and data from cyberattacks. For more than 20 years, Check Point has blocked, detected and prevented more known and unknown malware than any other vendor – enabling millions of users to safely and productively accelerate their businesses. With the largest security technology portfolio in the industry, Check Point’s single-architecture, simplified management and integrated threat intelligence solutions protect customers from the data center to the cloud and all points in between. It gives customers the freedom to create, invent and transform their businesses securely, by keeping them One Step Ahead of malware and hackers.

Check Point’s journey so far

  • Established in 1993, Check Point pioneered IT security with the introduction of FireWall-1 and its patented Stateful Inspection technology.
  • In 2006, Check Point launched a unified security architecture integrating a management console, unified security gateways and the first single agent for endpoint security.
  • In early 2009, it introduced breakthrough Software Blade architecture: a revolutionary architecture that delivers secure, flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet any customer’s security needs.
  • In April 2009, the company acquired Nokia’s security appliance business.
  • 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 its security gateways.
  • 2 acquisitions happened in 2015: Hyperwise for threat prevention and Lacoon for mobile threat prevention.
  • Check Point launched SandBlast threat prevention technology and R80, a completely new unified management platform. SandBlast was launched in September 2015 and R80 launched on March 1, 2016.

Software-Blade Architecture
Check Point’s software-blade architecture provides leading security measures customizable for customers’ needs. The R80 management platform delivers panoramic visibility into security operations through one intuitive console. Each customer can custom tailor Check Point security to their unique security needs across data centers, cloud deployments, virtual networks as well as for protecting desktop and mobile endpoints. With the industry’s best catch rate for new and known threats, Check Point provides superior protection, flexibility and ease of management.

Global Clientele
The company’s global customer base ranges from large enterprises to SMBs across several vertical industries including the public sector. Check Point provides IT security technology to 100 percent of the Fortune 500 companies.

Here’s what clients are saying about Check Point
“Check Point Mobile Threat Prevention is the best zero-day malware protection possible for mobile devices. There’s nothing else out there with multiple layers of protection. Our IP is secure, and that’s peace of mind.” – Steven Lentz, CISSP, CIPP/US, Director Information Security, Samsung Research America

“Our Check Point Threat Emulation solution gives us immediate visibility and insight into threats. If an attack takes place, I can trace it down, determine its origin, and view the traffic of all the network elements it tried to reach before it was discovered. The discovery work is easy because we have access to all the logging information we need. We don’t have to guess.” – Rich Peirce, Director, Infrastructure Services, Boston Properties

“We have been pursuing the vision of automation for years, Check Point vSEC is the perfect solution for this.“
– Andreas Hagin, Head of Corporate Network & Unified Communication Engineering, Helvetia

“Check Point’s biggest advantage has always been their logging and their ability to quickly ascertain what a problem is in your environment.” – Steve Moran, Director of infrastructure support, Talisys

“We are committed to staying focused on customer needs and developing solutions that redefine the security landscape today and in the future.”

Knowing the Leader

Gil Shwed, Founder and CEO – A noted visionary in cyber security and considered to be the inventor of the modern firewall, Gil is Check Point’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, leading the overall operations for the multi-billion-dollar, global enterprise. Since establishing the company more than two decades ago, Shwed’s leadership has been a key factor in the strategic growth and success of Check Point. As holder of several patents, including the company’s Stateful Inspection technology, Gil also has held an uncompromising focus of creating an unmatched security architecture that helps enterprises stay one step ahead of cyber-attacks. As a result, today Check Point stands as the largest pure-play security vendor globally, protecting over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.

Shwed has received numerous accolades for his individual achievements and industry contributions, including an honorary Doctorate of Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, the World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Leader for Tomorrow’ recognition 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. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Tel Aviv University and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Youth University of Tel Aviv University. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Yecholot Association founded by the Rashi Foundation whose charter is, among other things, to reduce dropout rates in high schools.