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Gartner recognition for Check Point

Check Point : 05 January, 2009  (Company News)
Enterprise network firewalls from Check Point seen as a leader by Gartner after meeting the research company's criteria
Check Point Software Technologies has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner's recent Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls.

Describing companies in the Leaders Quadrant, Gartner states: "The Leaders quadrant contains a mix of large and midsize vendors, with the common element of making products that are built for enterprise requirements. These requirements include a wide range of models, support for Virtualisation and virtual LANs, and a management and reporting capability that is designed for complex and high-volume environments, such as multi-tier administration and rules/policy minimization. NGFW capability is an important element as enterprises move away from having dedicated IPS appliances at their perimeter and remote locations. Vendors in this quadrant lead the market in offering new safeguarding features, providing expert capability rather than treating the firewall as a commodity and having a good track record of avoiding vulnerabilities in their security products. Common characteristics include handling the highest throughput with minimal performance loss and options for hardware acceleration."

Since pioneering the enterprise firewall in 1993 based on its patented stateful-inspection technology, Check Point has continued to innovate with Application Intelligence, Malicious Code Protection, and the industry's first modular security management plug-in architecture. Check Point's firewall security products are complemented by unified threat management, providing a variety of security applications including IPSec and SSL VPN remote access, anti-virus, anti-spam and web filtering.

Today, Check Point's security gateways offer even more advanced security features such as integrated intrusion prevention, virtualisation, and high performance acceleration and high availability for the largest enterprises and data centres. Beyond the security gateway, Check Point offers a comprehensive Total Security portfolio of network, data and endpoint protection that is unmatched in the market.

"Firewalls have evolved from access control devices between networks into advanced multi-function gateways providing information protection from the perimeter to data centres, and now also in the cloud. Our continued innovation has made the Check Point VPN-1 product family into market share leaders, offering a complete portfolio of advanced unified security gateway solutions for both physical networks and virtual applications," said Juliette Sultan, head of global marketing at Check Point. "We believe our position in the leaders quadrant in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls is a result of the tremendous value our security solutions offer to our customers."

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