Check Point Sees Better Product through Nokia Acquisition
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.