Check Point Acquires Nokia's Security Appliance Business


With the acquisition, Check Point said it plans to develop, manufacture and support an extended security appliance portfolio, although it did not provide specific details.

The companies have collaborated on developing enterprise security solutions for a decade, building a range of best-of-breed security solutions in mission-critical environments.

Nokia's security appliance business provides security platforms optimized for Check Point firewall, virtual private network and unified threat management software coupled with First Call -- Final Resolution. More than 220,000 Nokia appliances have been shipped to more than 23,000 customers, the companies said.

In addition, more than 700,000 Check Point security gateways have been licensed with over 100,000 customers worldwide. The Check Point customer base includes 100 percent of Fortune 100 and 98 percent of Fortune 500 companies, according to Check Point.

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"The Nokia security appliance business has been an important strategic partner for Check Point and has helped us achieve early leadership in the security appliance market," said Gil Shwed, chairman and CEO of Check Point, in a statement. "Adding Nokia's security appliance portfolio into Check Point's broad range of security solutions is the natural conclusion of our long collaboration and will assure a smooth path forward for our mutual customers."