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Encyclopedia > Check Point
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Type Public (NASDAQCHKP)
Founded 1993
Headquarters Ramat Gan, Israel
Key people Gil Shwed, Founder, CEO
Marius Nacht, Founder
Industry Network security
Computer software
Computer hardware
Revenue US$ 579.3 million (2005)[1]
Net income US$ 319.7 million (2005)[1]
Employees 1,400 (2005?)
Website www.checkpoint.com

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQCHKP) is a software company that is best known for its firewall and VPN products. The company was founded in 1993 in Ramat-Gan, Israel, by Gil Shwed, Shlomo Kramer, and Marius Nacht. The company has approximately 1400 employees. Check Point's development centers are located in Israel and in Belarus. They also have offices in Redwood City, California and in the Dallas, Texas area. Due to their heavy presence in the United States, the company often bills itself as being of a binational nature. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Public is of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Ramat Gan (רמת-גן) is a city in Israel, on the central coastal strip, just east of Tel Aviv, and part of the metropolis known as Gush Dan, in the Tel Aviv District. ... Gil Shwed (Hebrew: גיל שוויד, fl. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Marius Nacht (Hebrew: מאריוס נכט) is an Israeli programmer and entrepreneur. ... Network security consists of the provisions made in an underlying computer network infrastructure, policies adopted by the network administrator to protect the network and the network-accessible resources from unauthorized access and the effectiveness (or lack) of these measures combined together. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Computer program. ... Computer hardware is the physical part of a computer, including the digital circuitry, as distinguished from the computer software that executes within the hardware. ... For the tax agency in the United Kingdom of the same name, see HM Revenue and Customs. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... Firewall separating zones of trust A firewall is a hardware or software device which is configured to permit, deny or proxy data through a computer network which has different levels of trust. ... A Virtual Private Network, or VPN, is a private communications network usually used within a company, or by several different companies or organizations, communicating over a public network. ... Hebrew רמת גן Arabic رمات جان Name Meaning Garden Heights Founded in 1921 Government City District Tel Aviv Population 127,400 (2004) Jurisdiction 12,214 dunams (12 km²) Mayor Zvi Bar Ramat Gans location within the Tel Aviv District Ramat Gan is a city in the Tel Aviv District of Israel which borders... Gil Shwed (Hebrew: גיל שוויד, fl. ... Marius Nacht (Hebrew: מאריוס נכט) is an Israeli programmer and entrepreneur. ... Redwood City is a suburb located on the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ...


The company's primary product is FireWall-1/VPN-1, which as of 2003 maintained a dominant market share in the firewall industry. FireWall-1/VPN-1 is a suite of products available from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. ...

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Acquisitions

Check Point acquired SofaWare Technologies in 1999. SofaWare was founded in 1999 in Ramat-Gan, Israel. SofaWare’s embedded software (which runs a scaled-down version of FireWall-1/VPN-1) powers Internet security appliances, DSL and Wi-Fi routers as well as broadband modems from companies such as Nokia, NEC and Toshiba, as well as Check Point’s Safe@Office and VPN-1 Edge security appliance. FireWall-1/VPN-1 is a suite of products available from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. ... DSL may refer to: Damn Small Linux Dark and Shattered Lands, a MUD based loosely on Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance books. ... Official Wi-Fi logo Wi-Fi is a wireless technology brand owned by the Wi-Fi Alliance intended to improve the interoperability of wireless local area network products based on the IEEE 802. ... Nokia Corporation (OMX: NOK1V, NYSE: NOK, FWB: NOA3) is an international communications company, focused on the key growth areas of wireline and wireless telecommunications. ... NEC Corporation (Jp. ... Toshiba Corporations headquarters (Center) in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo Toshiba Corporation sales by division for year ending March, 31 2005 Toshiba Corporation ) (TYO: 6502 ) is a multinational high technology electrical and electronics manufacturing firm, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. ... Check Point Safe@Office is a line of Firewall and VPN appliances developed by SofaWare Technologies, a Check Point Company. ... Check Point VPN-1 Edge is a line of Firewall and VPN appliances developed by SofaWare Technologies, a Check Point Company. ...


Check Point acquired Zone Labs in 2004 [2]. In October, 2005, Check Point announced it would acquire Sourcefire, the developers of Snort for $225 million. Both the Department of Defense and the FBI objected to the acquisition due to national security concerns. The acquisition was pending during an investigation by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), but was announced to have collapsed over security concerns related to the "Snort" software which guards some classified U.S. military and intelligence computers. [1] The acquisition has been since withdrawn [2]. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Snort is a free software network intrusion detection and prevention system capable of performing packet logging and real-time traffic analysis, on IP networks. ... The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (or CFIUS) is an inter-agency committee of the United States Government that reviews the national security implications of foreign acquisitions of U.S. companies or operations. ... Snort is a free software network intrusion detection and prevention system capable of performing packet logging and real-time traffic analysis, on IP networks. ...


Check Point announced in early 2007 that it has acquired Protect Data AB (PROT.ST) & Pointsec Mobile Technologies AB of Sweden. Pointsec is a provider of mobile device security. Pointsec delivers a solution for automatic data encryption on mobile devices.


Check Point announced in early 2007 that it has acquired NFR Security, a threat prevention and intrusion prevention (IPS) company. They created the "Network Flight Recorder" touted as a tamper-proof architecture and toolkit for building network traffic analysis and statistical event records. NFR was founded in 1996 by Marcus Ranum (former CTO) as a research enterprise focused on developing best of breed intrusion detection software. The software produced was originally made available for free on the Internet.


Check Point's headquarters is NBX, a building situated in Tel-Aviv, Israel.


Major products

  • FireWall-1/VPN-1 Firewall/VPN Software running on open servers and various security appliances, including Nokia
  • VPN-1 MASS A Security Gateway for next generation networking, enabling UMA and 3G I-WLAN and agnostic of the transport medium.
  • Connectra An SSL-VPN product
  • Integrity Endpoint Security software
  • Safe@Office Internet Security Appliance
  • VPN-1 Edge Internet Security Appliance
  • VPN-1 Edge Industrial for securing industrial SCADA networks
  • InterSpect Internal Network Security Appliance
  • ZoneAlarm Personal Firewall
  • ZoneAlarm Z100G Wireless Internet Security Appliance for the consumer market
  • Provider-1 Centralised Management Solution for Check Point Products
  • Eventia Analyser Security Event Management Software
  • VPN-1 VSX NGX Virtualised Firewalls allowing up to 250 firewalls to run on a single hardware platform - either Intel, Crossbeam, FusionDynamic/Bladefusion or Nokia firewalls
  • FireWall-1 GX Mobile network provider firewall providing firewalling for GTP environment
  • UTM-1 Product released in January 2007 combining firewall, VPN, anti-virus (CA), web filtering (SurfControl) running as an appliance based on Crossbeam C2 or C6.
  • VPN-1 UTM Software product similar to UTM-1. Some of the UTM-1 functions are not included but are available as add-ons.
  • SecurePlatform Hardened operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, serving as a platform for above products.

FireWall-1/VPN-1 is a suite of products available from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. ... Nokia Corporation (OMX: NOK1V, NYSE: NOK, FWB: NOA3) is an international communications company, focused on the key growth areas of wireline and wireless telecommunications. ... Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) technology is a way to provide access to GSM and GPRS mobile services over unlicensed spectrum technologies like Bluetooth and 802. ... Check Point Integrity is an endpoint security software product developed by Check Point Software Technologies. ... Check Point Safe@Office is a line of Firewall and VPN appliances developed by SofaWare Technologies, a Check Point Company. ... Check Point VPN-1 Edge is a line of Firewall and VPN appliances developed by SofaWare Technologies, a Check Point Company. ... VPN-1 UTM Edge Industrial is a Unified Threat Management security appliance for the Industrial markets. ... SCADA is the acronym for Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition. ... Program control firewall alert ZoneAlarm is a software firewall produced by Zone Labs. ... ZoneAlarm Secure Wireless Router Z100G is a Unified Threat Management security router for the home and SOHO market. ... CA, Inc. ... SurfControl Plc. ... Red Hat Enterprise Linux (often abbreviated to RHEL) is a Linux distribution produced by Red Hat and targeted toward the commercial market, including mainframes. ...

Competitors

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References

  1. ^ a b Check Point Software Reports 2005 Fourth Quarter and Annual Financial Results. Retrieved on 2006-11-14.
  2. ^ Check Point Acquires Zone Labs. Retrieved on 2007-07-17.

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Check Point - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (209 words)
Check Point development center is located in Israel.
Check Point acquired SofaWare Technologies in 1999 and Zone Labs in 2004.
In October, 2005, Check Point announced it would acquire Sourcefire, the developers of Snort for $225 million.
Check Point calls off Sourcefire buy (622 words)
Security company Check Point Software Technologies called off its planned $225 million acquisition of intrusion-prevention firm Sourcefire on Thursday, a week before a federal watchdog was scheduled to release a report which insiders say would have blocked the merger on the grounds of national-security interests.
Check Point, an Israeli company best known for its firewall technology that defends networks against Internet attacks, announced in October that it had signed a deal to buy Sourcefire, which makes security appliances for protecting a corporation's internal networks.
Check Point had committed to an all out effort to lobby the committee for approval, but the process fell afoul of international politics following the public outcry over the failure of CFIUS to further investigate a proposed deal that would have given a Middle Eastern company control over six major U.S. ports.
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