Check Point Software Technologies Ltd was incorporated as a company under the laws of the State of Israel in July 1993. The Company develops and markets software and combined hardware and software products and services for information technology security. It offers its customers a portfolio of network security, endpoint security, data security and management solutions. Its solutions operates under a unified security architecture that enables end-to-end security with a single line of unified security gateways and allows a single agent for all endpoint security that can be managed from a single unified management console. Its Open Platform for Security framework allows customers to extend the capabilities of its products and services with third-party hardware and security software applications. The Company's products are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of partners. It sells through a network of channel partners, including distributors, resellers, value-added resellers, system integrators and managed services providers. Its customers include businesses and organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft. The Company's competitors include Cisco Systems, Inc., Juniper Networks, Inc., Fortinet Inc., SonicWall Inc. (acquired by Dell Inc.), Palo Alto Networks, Inc., WatchGuard Technologies, Inc., McAfee, Inc. (acquired by Intel Corporation), Sourcefire, Inc. (acquired by Cisco Systems Inc.), and other companies in the network security space. It also competes with several other companies, including Microsoft Corporation, Symantec Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, FireEye, Inc. and Websense Inc. with respect to specific products that it offers.
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