NETWORK SECURITY SOFTWARE
Check Point Software Technologies, among those joining an expanded list of vendors this year in this category, is this year's Channel Champ in Network Security Software. Check Point beat out last year's participants: Kaspersky Lab, Trend Micro and McAfee, as well as other newcomers: IBM, Dell/SonicWALL, Barracuda Networks and Websense.
Check Point has made significant investments in the channel this year, Check Point President Amnon Bar-Lev recently told CRN. That includes the addition of 300 regional employees to help partners with logistics problems, new marketing campaigns and other partner assistance. New deal registration was introduced, something the company lacked before, Bar-Lev said.