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Check Point's Amnon Bar-Lev Recognized as a 2012 Channel Chief by CRN Magazine

CRN Honors Check Point Executive Leadership in the Channel Community, Driving Growth and Revenue for Partners Worldwide (February 21, 2012)

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/12 -- Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that Check Point's President, Amnon Bar-Lev, has been recognized as a 2012 Channel Chief by Everything Channel's CRN editorial staff for the fifth consecutive year. Channel Chiefs were selected based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales in the industry.

Since joining the company in 2005, Bar-Lev has played a critical role in the strategic development and success of Check Point's business operations, technical services and PureAdvantage Partner Program. The Check Point PureAdvantage partner program was designed to help distributors and partners grow their businesses, many of whom increased their revenues and margins with double-digit growth by offering the industry's most advanced security solutions -- including the introduction of new software blade protections and full line of appliances with tripled performance. With the success of the company's partner program, Check Point and its partners achieved significant customer growth this past year in specific areas of security, including Web 2.0 application control, intrusion prevention, mobile security and high-performing appliances.

"It's an honor to be recognized once again as a CRN Channel Chief. As a channel-driven company, this award affirms our commitment to delivering first-class support to customers and partners around the world," said Amnon Bar-Lev, president at Check Point Software Technologies. "During the past year, we've worked closely with our channel partners in shaping a program that enhances business opportunities -- leveraging new tools and training services that focus on ensuring the knowledge transfer is both simple and accessible."

Over the past year, Check Point has continued to expand its partner community, adding over 500 new partners from large enterprises to small and medium sized businesses and achieving 1.25 billion in record revenue during the fiscal year of 2011. For more information about the Check Point PureAdvantage Partner Program and its benefits, please visit http://www.checkpoint.com/partners/signup.html.


About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.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.

©2012 Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. All rights reserved.

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