Check Point Sees Better Product through Nokia Acquisition

By Lawrence Walsh  |  Posted 2008-12-23 Print this article Print

Check Point channel chief Amnon Bar-Lev believes the acquisition of Nokia's security appliance unit will decrease the number of products that partners service and customers buy, while increasing functionality and usability.

Check Point Software Technologies' acquisition of Nokia's security appliance unit will expand the security company's expertise and value of its product line, creating greater value for partners and customers, says the company's channel chief Amnon Bar-Lev.

In an interview with Channel Insider, Bar-Lev foresees few problems with the integration of the Nokia hardware platform with the Check Point software offerings, considering the two companies have been tight partners for the better part of a decade. Rather, Bar-Lev sees a reduction in the number of SKUs partners and customers must track and a greater ease-of-use coming from the two product lines being collapsed into one.

Read the full article on Channel Insider. 

Lawrence Walsh Lawrence Walsh is editor of Baseline magazine, overseeing print and online editorial content and the strategic direction of the publication. He is also a regular columnist for Ziff Davis Enterprise's Channel Insider. Mr. Walsh is well versed in IT technology and issues, and he is an expert in IT security technologies and policies, managed services, business intelligence software and IT reseller channels. An award-winning journalist, Mr. Walsh has served as editor of CMP Technology's VARBusiness and GovernmentVAR magazines, and TechTarget's Information Security magazine. He has written hundreds of articles, analyses and commentaries on the development of reseller businesses, the IT marketplace and managed services, as well as information security policy, strategy and technology. Prior to his magazine career, Mr. Walsh was a newspaper editor and reporter, having held editorial positions at the Boston Globe, MetroWest Daily News, Brockton Enterprise and Community Newspaper Company.

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