- Founder & CEO of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
About Gil Shwed
Gil Shwed is the founder and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shwed is considered the inventor of the modern firewall and authored several patents, such as the company’s Stateful Inspection technology.
Mr. Shwed has received numerous accolades for his individual achievements and industry contributions, including the Israel Prize for his contributions to the Israeli tech industry and philanthropy, an honorary Doctor of Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, an honorary Doctor of Science from Tel Aviv University, the World Economic Forum’s Global Leader for Tomorrow for his commitment to public affairs and leadership in areas beyond immediate professional interests, and the Academy of Achievement’s Golden Plate Award for his innovative contribution to business and technology. Mr. Shwed is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Youth University of Tel Aviv University, a Tel Aviv University Governor and founder of the University’s Check Point Institute for Information Security.
Mr. Shwed chairs the board of directors of Yeholot Association — founded by the Rashi Foundation, the Yeholot Association’s charter focuses on, among other things, reducing Israel’s high school dropout rates.
CEO Gil Shwed founded Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) in 1993. From our inception, we had a vision of making Internet communications and critical data secure, reliable and available everywhere. Since then, we have grown to be one of the largest pure-play security vendors globally, and provide industry-leading solutions to protect customers from all types of cyberattacks. At Check Point, we believe you deserve the best security!
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd is a leading provider of cyber security solutions to governments and corporate enterprises globally. Its solutions protect customers from 5th generation cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers multilevel security architecture, “Infinity” Total Protection with Gen V advanced threat prevention, which defends enterprises’ cloud, network and mobile device held information. Check Point provides the most comprehensive and intuitive one point of control security management system. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.
For the last three decades, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has set the standard for Cyber Security. Our mission is to secure your everything. Across the ever-evolving digital world, from enterprise networks through cloud transformations, from securing remote employees to defending critical infrastructures, we protect organizations from the most imminent cyber threats.
With Check Point Infinity, the only consolidated cyber security solution across cloud, networks, endpoints, mobile and IoT, we are continuously pioneering cyber security innovation with the most advanced AI-based threat Intelligence and prevention technologies, unified security management, and cloud security automation to help protect organizations from 6th generation of cyber attacks.
With over 3,500 security experts, a world-acclaimed research and intelligence unit, and the broadest ecosystem of business and technology partners, we protect over 100,000 organizations of all sizes across all industry verticals in 88 countries to achieve better experiences for a safer digital world.
Check Point Incident Response Team (CPIRT) offers 24/7, data(Intelligence)-driven, and vendor-agnostic incident response services. The CPIRT global team helps our customers manage, mitigate, and understand active cyber incidents. The team helps customers of all sizes prepare for cyber incidents through proactive services; such as Playbook Development, Tabletop Exercises, and Threat Hunting