Dimension Data nominated as Global Gold Partner by Check Point

Singapore, Singapore (PressExposure) September 13, 2009 -- /1888PressRelease/ Dimension Data, the $4.5-billion specialist IT services and solutions provider and Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced they have entered into a global gold partner agreement leveraging Dimension Data’s global footprint and skills to enable consistent and world class delivery of Check Point solutions to clients around the globe.

Long standing strategic partner of both Check Point and Nokia security appliance business, acquired by Check Point in April 2009, Dimension Data, as global gold partner, provides and services its clients around the globe with Check Point’s flexible, easy to use and cost effective security solutions including Software Blade solutions, high performance IPS technology and market leading firewall, positioned in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner’s 2008 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls.

“Over the past decade Dimension Data has been partnering with Check Point in more than 25 countries,” explained Steve Joubert, Dimension Data’s Group Executive: Global Solutions. “We feel that Check Point’s focus and growth in the appliance space presents a significant advantage to our customers and we are glad to enhance our collaboration through this upgraded partnership. Check Point’s comprehensive quality portfolio, combined with the experience of our team of more than 400 security technical experts grants our clients access to first class advice and deployment of best of breed technology.”

Both companies said the agreement aligns well with their go-to-market models. A hundred percent channel driven, Check Point works exclusively through direct partners and distributors under the framework of its PureAdvantage partner program, providing partners with its unique portfolio of proven, robust network and endpoint security solutions, together with comprehensive technical, sales and marketing support and 24/7 worldwide availability.

“We appreciate Check Point’s innovative approach which enables us to offer our clients various purchasing models, including subscription-based contracts based on Check Point Managed Service Provider (MSP) program – an attractive finance option in the current economic climate,” continued Joubert. “And our clients across the globe can expect consistent implementation, integration, support and management of their security solutions.”

Through Dimension Data’s presence in 47 countries, Check Point further extends its technological outreach, securing an increasing number of businesses against sophisticated threats and helping them develop an optimal security posture across networks and endpoints,meeting compliance and reporting requirements, through its firewall, VPN, and enhanced IPS technologies. Further building on their cooperation, Dimension Data also plans to offer clients the benefits of the Check Point Managed Service Provider (MSP) program.

“We are glad to welcome Dimension Data on board as a world-class global gold partner,” commented Check Point’s vice president of worldwide field operations Amnon Bar-Lev. “Dimension Data’s excellent technical and support expertise across our portfolio as well as its procurement and logistics capabilities, will play a significant role enabling our mutual success and supporting clients in the current market.”

Further information on Check Point Software Technologies or on Check Point PureAdvantage partner program and its benefits is available on http://www.checkpoint.com or http://www.checkpoint.com/partners.

For additional information on Dimension Data please visit http://www.dimensiondata.com.

About Dimension Data Dimension Data plc (LSE:DDT), a specialist IT services and solution provider, helps clients plan, build, support and manage their IT infrastructures. Dimension Data applies its expertise in networking, converged communications, security, data centre and storage, Microsoft and contact centre technologies and its unique skills in consulting, integration and managed services to create customised client solutions. http://www.dimensiondata.com

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), worldwide leader in securing the Internet, is the only vendor to deliver Total Security for networks, data and endpoints, unified under a single management framework. Check Point provides customers uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to innovate with the development of the Software Blade architecture. The dynamic Software Blade architecture delivers secure, flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization or environment. Check Point customers include tens of thousands of businesses and organizations of all sizes including all Fortune 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.

About Datacraft Asia Ltd

Datacraft is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dimension Data plc (LSE:DDT), a US$4.5 billion leading global IT solutions and services provider. Datacraft operates in over 50 offices across 13 Asia Pacific countries. We help clients plan, build, support, manage, improve and innovate their IT infrastructures http://www.datacraft-asia.com
Datacraft combines an expertise in networking, security, data centre, storage, Microsoft solutions and converged communications & contact centre technologies, with advanced skills in consulting, integration, training and managed services to craft IT solutions for businesses.

For more information, please visit http://www.datacraft-asia.com

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Press Release Submitted On: September 12, 2009 at 5:44 am
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