Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a worldwide leader in securing the Internet, recently announced that the company held the number one vendor position in worldwide combined Firewall and UTM appliance revenue for the full year (FY) 2013, according to the latest IDC Tracker research data.
Data in the IDC Worldwide Security Appliance Tracker indicated:
- Check Point led the global market in combined Firewall and UTM appliance revenue share for FY 2013.
- Check Point is the leader in combined Firewall and UTM factory revenue in both the U.S. and Western Europe for FY 2013.
“Our continued market leadership in 2013, and recognition by IDC, is a testament to our innovative technology, rock-solid partner network and unmatched customer focus,” said Amnon Bar-Lev, president at Check Point Software Technologies. “The threat landscape continues to grow more complex, and our customers rely on both our world-class hardware and our full-scale security solutions to help them be more secure. With our revolutionary advances in security infrastructure, such as Software-defined Protection, our global threat prevention and intelligence capabilities, and best-in-class appliances that scale from small businesses to enterprise data centres, we are very confident of our continued success in 2014.”
IDC defines firewalls as appliances that have as their primary function general-purpose filtering of networking traffic through packet filtering, stateful inspection or proxy. UTM appliances combine at a minimum network firewalling, network intrusion detection and prevention, and gateway antivirus (AV) onto a single device, though other functions may be included as well.
Check Point has been a leader in the firewall market since its founding in 1993. Entering the security appliance business in 2006, the company has aggressively grown its enterprise hardware business. In 2013, Check Point introduced eight new appliances, protecting small businesses with the 600 appliance, and securing data centres with the recent launch of the 13500 appliance.
Check Point’s 16 security appliances deliver powerful turnkey systems for deploying and optimising Check Point’s award-winning Software Blade Architecture, which include four predefined security packages: Next Generation Firewall, Next Generation Threat Prevention, Next Generation Data Protection and Next Generation Secure-Web Gateway. By consolidating security into a single, integrated solution, organisations of all sizes have the flexibility to customise their security infrastructure based on the protection and performance needed in any environment.
 IDC Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, March 6, 2014