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Redwood City, CA, United States, 2011/07/18 - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that Amnon Bar-Lev has been promoted to the role of President of the company, effective immediately - CheckPoint.com.
As President of Check Point, Bar-Lev will continue to head the company's customer-facing functions, including sales, marketing, business development, technical services and global partner programs. He will continue to report to Gil Shwed, the company’s founder, chairman and CEO.
"This is an incredibly exciting time at Check Point and I look forward to helping build on our momentum in the security market," said Amnon Bar-Lev, president of Check Point Software Technologies. "We will continue to deliver on our strategic vision for 3D Security and remain committed to providing customers with the best security technologies."
Bar-Lev joined Check Point in 2005 as vice president of Technical Services and has led the field organization since 2006. During that period, Check Point’s revenues have more than doubled to approximately $1.2B over the past four quarters.
"I am pleased to recognize Amnon's many contributions with this promotion and welcome him into his new role. Amnon will continue to work with me and the rest of our leadership team to build the next generation of security and drive Check Point’s next phase of growth," said Gil Shwed, founder, chairman and CEO of Check Point Software Technologies.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd (checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.