Technology >> CEO Interviews >> May 11, 2000

Gil Shwed – Check Point Software Technologies Ltd (chkp)

GIL SHWED is Chairman, CEO, President and Co-founder of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. He had led the company to dominate the network security and VPN markets and is leading Check Point Software as the key enabler for the new world of secure e-business. Mr. Shwed founded Check Point Software in 1993 with the vision of creating the industry's most secure, powerful and easy-to-use network security solution. In 1994, his vision was realized with the first release of Check Point FireWall-1', which has now become the standard in enterprise-wide network security. He invented and holds the industry patent for Stateful Inspection technology. Prior to Check Point Software, Mr. Shwed participated and managed development projects at Optrotech, the Israeli Defense Forces, National Semiconductor and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has also been a consultant for the development and deployment of open systems to corporations in both the United States and Israel. Mr. Shwed was also co-Founder and Head of Research and Development for an American-Israeli software company in the field of materials handling. He is on the Board of Directors for BackWeb Technologies. Profile
TWST: Let's start out by your giving us a brief overview of Check Point

Software Technologies.

Mr. Shwed: Check Point today is a company specializing in securing the

Internet. What that means