Gartner Ranks Check Point Number One for Worldwide Firewall Equipment Market Share, Based on Q3 2014 Revenue
February 2015 by Marc Jacob
Check Point, the largest pure-play security vendor globally, today announced that the company led worldwide market share for Firewall Equipment in Q3 2014, according to research published by Gartner. Gartner’s Market Share: Enterprise Network Equipment research states:
Check Point leads worldwide market share with 21.9% of the Firewall Equipment market in Q3 2014.
Check Point’s number one market share position represents a 5.3 percentage point and 10.2 percentage point lead over the two nearest competitors ranked in the Firewall Equipment market in Q3 2014.
“We are delighted that Check Point continues to hold the number one position in Gartner’s Firewall Equipment market research,” said Marie Hattar, chief marketing officer at Check Point Software Technologies. “For over 20 years, Check Point has been dedicated to leading and defining the network firewall market through continued technology innovation. Our mission is to provide premium security solutions that provide advanced threat prevention and protect our worldwide customers from cybercrime.”
Gartner writes, “As the first line of defense between external threats and enterprise networks, firewalls need to continually evolve to maintain effectiveness, responding both to changes in threats and changes in enterprise network speed and complexity.” In addition, “By 2018, 85% of new deals for network sandboxing functionality will be packaged with network firewall and content security platforms,” states a recent Gartner Strategic Planning Assumption.