Cybersecurity company: Check Point Software Technology (CHKP) (1993)

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in San Carlos, California. It has 3,898 full-time employees. It is an Israeli Internet security solution provider with global VPN and Leading in the firewall market, its security software product ZoneAlarm is one of the personal computer security suites with the highest subscription rate in the Internet security field.

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Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP):

Check Point Software Technologies is a leader in the global VPN and firewall market, leading in the field of network security. Through the NGX security platform, it provides a unified security architecture for a wide range of border, internal and Web security solutions to protect business communications , And the security of the company’s network and applications, remote employees, branches and partners’ extranets.

Check Point is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with development centers in Israel, California (ZoneAlarm), Sweden (formerly Protected Data Development Center), and Belarus, and in San Carlos, California, USA, Dallas, Texas, Canada There are offices in Ottawa, Ontario and Sydney, Australia.

In the field of anti-virus software and network firewalls, CheckPoint’s main competitors are Kaspersky, Symantec (Norton), Panda Security, McAfee, AVG, Avira, ESET, F-Secure, Sophos.

Main products of Check Point:

  • Network Security — Check Point’s core business, including: firewall, IPsec VPN, Mobile Access, intrusion prevention, anti-virus software, email security and anti-spam software, URL filtering (anti-phishing), data loss protection, Anti-Bot and applications control.
  • Software Defined Protection—Enable enterprises to design and deploy a modular, flexible, secure, and modern cloud-based security infrastructure that is applicable to the entire network.
  • Public and Private Cloud Security-Running on VMware ESXi servers, the security gateway virtual edition product protects the private cloud and virtualized environment, and the virtual appliance (Virtual Appliance) protects the Amazon Web Services public cloud service.
  • Data Security — VPNs and file security products.
  • ThreatCloud Anti-Virus ThreatCloud — Released in April 2012, ThreatCloud® collaborates to share security smart products among network organizations all over the world.
  • ThreatCloud IntelliStore — released in May 2014.
  • Virtual Systems — Check Point’s virtual system technology can integrate up to 250 security gateways onto a single hardware platform. The virtual system can be deployed/run on any gateway or can be pre-configured or packaged on Check Point’s virtual system equipment.
  • Endpoint Security — a single security agent that combines firewall, antivirus, anti-spyware, full disk encryption, mobile media encryption, and protection of I/O ports such as USB, network access control, and VPN clients.
  • Mobile Security — Check Point’s Mobile Access software uses SSL VPN technology to enable users to securely access corporate resources from any mobile phone, tablet or laptop.
  • Security Management Security Management.

History of Check Point Software Technology:

  • Check Point was founded in Ramat-Gan, Israel in 1993 by Gil Shwed, Marius Nacht and Shlomo Kramer, with an initial capital of US$400,000 provided by venture capital fund BRM Group;
  • In 1994, the aforementioned OEM agreement between Check Point and Sun Microsystems;
  • In 1995, Check Point signed a distribution agreement with HP ;
  • In 1995, the company’s US headquarters was established, located in Redwood City, California;
  • In June 1996, Check Point landed on Nasdaq and raised 67 million US dollars;
  • In 1998, Check Point and Nokia signed a strategic cooperation agreement to bind Check Point software to all Nokia’s computer Network Security Appliances;
  • In January 2002, it acquired SofaWare Technologies;
  • In 2003, Check Point acquired Zone Labs, the parent company of ZoneAlarm personal firewall, for US$205 million;
  • In 2006, it acquired Protect Data held by PointSec Mobile Technologies for US$586 million;
  • In the second half of 2006, acquired intrusion prevention system development company NFR security for US$20 million;
  • In April 2009, it acquired the Nokia Security Appliances division;
  • In June 2010, Check Point acquired Liquid Machines, a data security startup in Boston;
  • In November 2011, it acquired Dynasec, a provider of corporate governance, risk management and regulatory compliance software, including its brand Easy2comply, etc.;
  • In February 2015, Check Point acquired Hyperwise, an early-stage hard-defense startup that focuses on the CPU level;
  • In April 2015, Lacoon Mobile Security was acquired.

Check Point Software Technologies is an excellent company. Many employees who have gone out of the company have established their own software companies and have even become public companies. For example, the Palo Alto Networks company we just introduced was founded by the company’s former engineer Nir Zuk. , The network security company Imperva we will introduce in the next article , was founded by Shlomo Kremer, a former employee of Check Point, and there are many other xiao companies.

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