Despite the rather uncertain outlook in the tech sector, especially in the Asian region, Checkpoint Software has increasing its investment in the arena through increased staffing as well as the appointment of a key personnel in its new China office.
The security solutions provider only recently appointed Sam Tew and Sam Sun as technical manager and country manager respectively, for its office in China (PRC). Headcount was also increased to the point where the total staff in Singapore and China combined now stands at 15, from the previous count of 10 in Q4 2000.
"I am pleased to announce our increased manpower status right after the announcement of yet another record quarter," said Anthony Lim, regional director in Asia Pacific for Check Point Software. "Check Point again delivered impressive results in challenging market conditions, demonstrating the importance of Internet security."
Check Point has been consistently profitable for 26 quarters and maintained the lion's share of 52% of worldwide market share for VPN, according to the Gartner Group (July 2000), and is one of the most popular firewall vendors worldwide.