Check Point will buy again to extend capabilities

Check Point is prepared to dig into its cash reserves to acquire complimentary technology to grow its capabilities but is not looking to spend just to increase its revenues. The security specialist has done a fair bit of acquiring over the past couple of years with its last purchase of Dynasec, whi


Check Point is prepared to dig into its cash reserves to acquire complimentary technology to grow its capabilities but is not looking to spend just to increase its revenues.

The security specialist has done a fair bit of acquiring over the past couple of years with its last purchase of Dynasec, which specialises in governance, risk management and compliance solutions, being made back in October.

Amnon Bar-Lev, president of Check Point Technologies, said there had been consolidation in the security industry and it had contributed to some of that and did not rule out doing more in the future.

"We would buy more companies depending on if they are right. There should be a good reason to buy depending on if it fits. But you have to find them," he said.

He added that the security industry was not immune to recession and some vendors were outperforming the market but others were under-performing indicating that without solid products and channel partners success could not be taken for granted.



More of this interview with Bar-Lev will be published in the March ezine.

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