Infonetics Research names Check Point/Nokia solution worldwide VPN appliance leader for third consecutive quarter
29 November 1999 - Check Point Software Technologies
Ltd.(NASDAQ: CHKP) and
Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today announced that their jointly developed solution for the dedicated
Virtual Private Network (VPN) appliance market has captured the lead in
worldwide market share for the third consecutive quarter.
independent data by Infonetics Research, Inc. of San Jose, Calif., the
Check Point/Nokia solution, known as Check Point's VPN-1 Appliance product
line, has once again been named the industry leader with 51 percent market
share in high-end VPN appliances over three times the worldwide market
share of the next closest competitor. The Infonetics market data also
showed that the Check Point/Nokia solution continued to gain VPN market
share quarter over quarter. Infonetics forecasts this market to continue to
experience explosive growth.
"Once again we see the Check Point Software/Nokia solution earn strong
market leadership position in the dedicated VPN hardware market," said Jeff
Wilson, director of access programs, Infonetics, Inc. "This market has
tremendous growth potential, and the VPN-1 Appliance family is uniquely
positioned to continue to capitalize on this growth."
"We are pleased to again be recognized by Infonetics as the worldwide
market leader," said Asheem Chandna, vice president of marketing and
business development for Check Point Software Technologies. "The VPN-1
Appliance product line provides an ideal solution for customer appliance
needs across all major market segments including service providers, large
enterprises, and small to medium businesses."
"Tightly integrating Check Point's market-leading software with the Nokia
flexible IP network appliance provides customers with the industry's best
VPN/security appliance solution," said John Carosella, vice president of
marketing and business development, Nokia Internet Communications. "We view
our partnership with Check Point Software as very strategic and continue to
invest to jointly develop the industry's most comprehensive VPN/security
appliance product line."
The VPN-1 Appliance integrates Check Point Software's market-leading
VPN-1/FireWall-1 software with Nokia's comprehensive IP networking
functions on specially designed hardware to deliver the industry's most
powerful and secure Internet connectivity solutions. Designed for both
corporate and remote office deployments, Check Point's VPN-1 Appliance is
the ideal solution for offices that need Internet access, but lack the
on-site expertise to administer and manage a comprehensive security policy.
The Check Point VPN-1 Appliance is an important component of the company's
Secure Virtual Network (SVN) architecture, which incorporates all of the
critical elements for a secure Internet environment. This environment
provides seamless Internet connectivity between networks, systems,
applications and users and ensures secure communications across the
Internet, intranets and extranets.