Check Point Scans New Markets
eWEEK Online Interview: President of corporate firewall leader wants to take its technology everywhere.
Jerry Ungerman is president of Check Point Software, a $525 million maker of security software with headquarters in Ramat-Gan, Israel, and Redwood City, Calif. Having in just a few years grown from a start-up to become the dominant vendor of firewall software in the enterprise, Check Point Software now is seeking new markets, principally mobile computing and small business customers. A 30-year industry veteran, Ungerman previously held various positions at Hitachi Data Systems and IBM. Ungerman outlined Check Points strategy in an interview with eWEEK Executive Editor Stan Gibson. EWEEK: Why move from the lucrative and stable enterprise market into the mobile and SOHO markets?
Ungerman: Were moving from the enterprise to the small business market and to the broadband and consumer market as well as the wireless market. Were going everywhere with our technology.