Vendors That Survived the Recession: 2009 Dire Predictions Revisited

  • By

    Lawrence Walsh

    | Posted 2009-12-28

3. Check Point Software Technologies
Demise Prediction Rate: 20%
January 2009 Market Cap: $4.5 billion
December 2009 Market Cap: $7.11 billion
Check Point is one of those steady-state vendors that occasionally gets people thinking it’s time for a merger or acquisition with a non-security rival. As many of its rivals have diversified into non-security sectors, analysts have predicted that Check Point would have to do the same. It hasn’t and it continues to grow. An even better sign of Check Point’s health is its continuing effort to lower dependence on license renewals for its revenue.

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Lawrence Walsh Lawrence Walsh is editor of Baseline magazine, overseeing print and online editorial content and the strategic direction of the publication. He is also a regular columnist for Ziff Davis Enterprise's Channel Insider. Mr. Walsh is well versed in IT technology and issues, and he is an expert in IT security technologies and policies, managed services, business intelligence software and IT reseller channels. An award-winning journalist, Mr. Walsh has served as editor of CMP Technology's VARBusiness and GovernmentVAR magazines, and TechTarget's Information Security magazine. He has written hundreds of articles, analyses and commentaries on the development of reseller businesses, the IT marketplace and managed services, as well as information security policy, strategy and technology. Prior to his magazine career, Mr. Walsh was a newspaper editor and reporter, having held editorial positions at the Boston Globe, MetroWest Daily News, Brockton Enterprise and Community Newspaper Company.

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