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Stock Research and Analysis

by Norman Young

Bulls Say

Check Point's entry into selling security appliances positions the firm to better compete with appliance competitors such as Cisco and Juniper.
Check Point provides a single management console to mange all its security software, thereby making it easier for customers to use the company's tools.
Check Point's flexible software blades give customers the option of layering on additional blades at a later date. Read more 

Bears Say

Check Point risks being relegated to niche player status in network security as competing products get better and are often less expensive.
Check Point's expansion into endpoint-protection products brings it in direct competition with larger security software vendors. Read more 

Management

Overall we view Check Point’s stewardship of shareholder capital as standard. Chairman and CEO Gil Shwed helped found Check Point in 1993 and owns approximately 15.7% of the outstanding shares. Shwed has declined to receive a salary and bonus for several   Read more 

Profile

Check Point is an Israeli-based pure-play technology security company that sells hardware and software to address security needs throughout enterprises’ IT infrastructure.  Read more 

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