30 Smartest Companies to watch 2018
With advancements in technology, lifestyles have changed tremendously. Humans are generating lots of data and information that are being analyzed and processed by business organizations for sales and marketing, etc. At the same time, the rise of cyber crimes is sending shockwaves throughout the world. At present, it can be said that cyber attacks are evolved into their fifth generation. Cyber attacks are overpowering beyond nations, enterprises, and platforms.
As the world becomes more digitalized and connected, cyber threats have transformed into a leading global risk, and cyber security has become more relevant to all of us. As today’s cyber attacks cause more large-scale and destructive consequences than ever, the cyber security industry plays a key role in making the world a safer place. That’s what Check Point Software Technologies has been revolutionizing since its foundation in 1993.
By providing innovative and cutting-edge technology, Check Point has aspired to secure the internet. The products and solutions from the company meet the customer’s real-time needs in this ever-changing environment with its knowledgeable and creative workforce. Check Point is indeed redefining the security landscape.
When it comes to securing the Internet, it can be said that Check Point is the worldwide leader for sure! Speaking about the company’s mission, Gil Shwed, the founder and CEO says: “Making Internet communications and critical data secure, reliable and available everywhere has been and continues to be our ongoing vision. We are committed to staying focused on real customer needs and to developing new and innovative security solutions that redefine the security landscape.”
When it comes to delivering its products and services, the size of the client’s organization doesn’t matter to Check Point. The services are delivered to consumers, enterprises, service providers, etc. Check Point proudly notes that it secures more than 100,000 businesses and millions of users worldwide. “With over 100,000 clients representing global enterprises and organizations of all sizes and types, Check Point employees develop, sell and implement its award-winning technologies and products throughout the world which affect the lives of hundreds of millions of people everywhere,” Mr. Shwed says.
Being the leading provider of cyber security solutions, Check Point delivers solutions to corporate enterprises and also governments globally. Any advanced cyber attacks, like the fifth generation of cyber-attacks, are taken care of by Check Point. The Gen V advanced threat prevention protects companies from malware, ransomware, and other targeted attacks. Gen V is a multilevel security architecture offered by Check Point, where the protection extends to all operations of a business, networks, cloud, and mobile.
Making the world a safer place
With decades of expertise in securing the cyber landscape, Check Point has come a long way. The team at Check Point consists of creative, innovative people who are driven to make the world a safer place. This global team is keen to stand against the ever-changing threat landscape. “To conserve and support this culture of innovation and success, Check Point believes in employee development, diverse careers, and personal empowerment, and provides an exciting environment to transform knowledge and ideas into a reality which shapes global security,” explains Mr. Shwed.
The people here thrive on making a difference with passion, intelligence, and the desire to protect people from the bad guys in the cyber space and digital landscape. And Check Point is the right place for such innovators as it offers growth and corporate stability in a vibrant and vital industry. Everyone here is passionate about innovation and is happy to be working and thriving in the brightest, fast-paced, changing, and challenging environment. “As the world’s leading vendor of cyber security, we strive daily to create innovative, advanced solutions for the most sophisticated threats and attacks,” he concludes.
The Security Expert!
Gil Shwed, Founder and CEO
Mr. Shwed is considered the inventor of the modern firewall and authored several patents, such as the company’s Stateful Inspection technology. Mr. Shwed has received numerous accolades for his individual achievements and industry contributions, including the Israel Prize for his contributions to the Israeli tech industry and philanthropy, an honorary Doctor of Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, an honorary Doctor of Science from Tel Aviv University, the World Economic Forum’s Global Leader for Tomorrow for his commitment to public affairs and leadership in areas beyond immediate professional interests, and the Academy of Achievement’s Golden Plate Award for his innovative contribution to business and technology.
Mr. Shwed is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Youth University of Tel Aviv University, a Tel Aviv University Governor and founder of the University’s Check Point Institute for Information Security. Mr. Shwed chairs the board of directors of Yeholot Association -- founded by the Rashi Foundation, the Yeholot Association’s charter focuses on, among other things, reducing Israel’s high school dropout rates.
“We are committed to staying focused on real customer needs and to developing new and innovative security solutions that redefine the security landscape.”
“As the world’s leading vendor of cyber security, we strive daily to create innovative, advanced solutions for the most sophisticated threats and attacks.”
“Check Point’s products contain the world’s most advanced security technology.”