Vendors That Survived the Recession: 2009 Dire Predictions Revisited
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.