Global HQ: Tel Aviv, Israel Website: www.checkpoint.com
Global leader: Gil Shwed, founder, chairman and chief executive officer
Local leader: Scott McKinnel, regional director, Australia and NZ
Core activity: Security solutions for enterprise networks, data and endpoints, unified under a single management framework
Revenue: $US924.4 million (FY 2009, ended December 31)
Key customers: The Ritz London, Telecom Plus, Bridge Point
Check Point’s Asia-Pacific business has expanded on its Software Blade architecture, with new technology innovations that address security challenges for business. The extensible architecture allows companies to select the exact security protections they need and combine them into a single, centrally managed gateway. The company now offers more than 30 software blades.
Another product is the Abra, a pocket-sized security solution that enables remote employees, to “carry their office in their pocket”, the company says, and securely connect to the corporate network from any host PC. Check Point’s products have received more than 10 awards across the Asia-Pacific region this year.
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