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Check Point Software Technologies Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

SAN CARLOS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/23/13 -- Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP)

Full Year 2012:

  • Total Revenues: $1,342.7 million, representing an 8 percent increase year over year
  • Non-GAAP Operating Income: $798.9 million, representing 59 percent of revenues versus 58 percent year over year
  • Non-GAAP EPS: $3.19, representing an 11 percent increase year over year
  • Cash Flow From Operations: $815.8 million, representing a 14 percent increase year over year
  • Share Repurchase Program: $466.2 million, representing a 55 percent increase year over year

Fourth Quarter 2012:

  • Total Revenues: $368.6 million, representing a 3 percent increase year over year
  • Non-GAAP Operating Income: $222.9 million, representing 60 percent of revenues, same as last year
  • Non-GAAP EPS: $0.91, representing an 8 percent increase year over year
  • Cash Flow From Operations: $202.4 million, representing a 17 percent increase year over year

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ending December 31, 2012.

"Throughout 2012, customers continued to adopt the Software Blades Architecture and further consolidated their security infrastructure with our new appliance portfolio. Revenues from software blades had a significant contribution to our growth with over a 50% increase this year. Overall financial results were good with non-GAAP EPS growth of 11 percent for the year. Cash flow from operations reached $816 million dollars representing 14 percent growth for the year. In the fourth quarter, cash flow from operations was $202 million dollars representing 17 percent growth," said Gil Shwed, founder, chairman and chief executive officer at Check Point Software Technologies.

Financial Highlights for the Fourth Quarter of 2012

  • Total Revenues: $368.6 million, an increase of 3 percent, compared to $356.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • GAAP Operating Income: $210.5 million, an increase of 9 percent, compared to $192.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. GAAP operating margin was 57 percent, compared to 54 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Non-GAAP Operating Income: $222.9 million, an increase of 4 percent, compared to $213.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP operating margin was 60 percent, same as in the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • GAAP Net Income and Earnings per Diluted Share: GAAP net income was $174.0 million, an increase of 9 percent, compared to $159.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.85, an increase of 13 percent, compared to $0.75 in the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Non-GAAP Net Income and Earnings per Diluted Share: Non-GAAP net income was $185.1 million, an increase of 4 percent, compared to $178.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.91, an increase of 8 percent, compared to $0.84 in the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Deferred Revenues: As of December 31, 2012, Check Point had deferred revenues of $589.7 million, an increase of 7 percent, compared to $552.2 million as of December 31, 2011.
  • Cash Flow: Cash flow from operations was $202.4 million, an increase of 17 percent, compared to $173.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Share Repurchase Program: During the fourth quarter of 2012, the company repurchased 3.6 million shares at a total cost of $160.1 million.
  • Cash Balances and Marketable Securities: $3,295.4 million as of December 31, 2012, an increase of $416.0 million, compared to $2,879.4 million as of December 31, 2011.

Financial Highlights for the Year Ended December 31, 2012

  • Total Revenues: $1,342.7 million, an increase of 8 percent, compared to $1,247.0 million in 2011.
  • GAAP Operating Income: $746.5 million, an increase of 16 percent, compared to $642.2 in 2011. GAAP operating margin was 56 percent, compared to 51 percent in 2011.
  • Non-GAAP Operating Income: $798.9 million, an increase of 10 percent, compared to $725.9 million in 2011. Non-GAAP operating margin was 59 percent, compared to 58 percent in 2011.
  • GAAP Net Income and Earnings per Diluted Share: GAAP net income was $620.0 million, an increase of 14 percent, compared to $544.0 million in 2011. GAAP earnings per diluted share were $2.96, an increase of 17 percent, compared to $2.54 in 2011.
  • Non-GAAP Net Income and Earnings per Diluted Share: Non-GAAP net income was $667.9 million, an increase of 9 percent, compared to $613.6 million in 2011. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $3.19, an increase of 11 percent, compared to $2.87 in 2011.
  • Cash Flow: Cash flow from operations was $815.8 million, an increase of 14 percent, compared to $714.9 million in 2011.
  • Share Repurchase Program: The Company repurchased 9.5 million shares at a total cost of $466.2 million during 2012.

For information regarding the non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this release, please see "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information" and "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Information."

2012 Business Highlights
Over the course of 2012, Check Point introduced new and innovative products focused on fighting cyber threats and making enterprises more secure including:

  • Check Point ThreatCloud™ - The first collaborative network to fight cybercrime. ThreatCloud gathers attack data from thousands of gateways and sensors around the world and distributes the intelligence to participating security gateways. In the fourth quarter, the company continued to expand the ThreatCloud offering with the introduction of new managed security services.
  • Anti-Bot Software Blade - The Anti-bot software blades address one of the key cyber threats used by the most sophisticated attacks. Bots are malicious software agents that hide inside personal computers awaiting instructions from their remote operators. They are utilized to steal data and attack other computers as well as other malicious activities. The anti-bot software blades detect the bot presence on the network using a multi-dimensional approach and block their activity.
  • New Appliance Product Line Transition - Over 90 percent of appliances sold during the fourth quarter were from the new appliance product line. Our 2012 Appliances models are optimized for Check Point's Software Blade Architecture™ and deliver approximately three times the performance of previous generations.
  • New Secure OS (GAiA) - GAiA is our new secure operating system that unifies the operations of the company's new and existing appliances, integrating the functions and features of multiple product lines.
  • Software Version R74.40 - New software version for the company's core network security products. This version includes more than 100 new features, including the Anti-Bot Software Blade and an updated version of the company's Anti-Virus Software Blades powered by Check Point ThreatCloud.
  • Check Point Virtual Systems - New solution for private cloud environments and data centers that enables the consolidation of up to 250 security gateways on a single hardware platform.
  • DDoS Protector™ Appliances - Check Point expanded into a new and critical security market segment. These new solutions combat a wide range of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and are integrated with the Check Point Security Management environment.
  • Security Acceleration Module - The Security Acceleration Module with advanced SecurityCore™ technology enables customers in high-performance and low latency environments, such as financial trading floors, to significantly boost network performance by accelerating key security operations. Customers are able to achieve 110 Gbps of firewall throughput and sub-five micro second (5 µs) latency - enabling the industry's highest-performing two rack-unit firewall.

Industry Accolades & New Research:
Check Point continued to receive industry recognition and published a whitepaper on a new attack, including:

  • Top Position in Worldwide Combined Firewall and UTM Appliance Market - Check Point is positioned as the number one vendor in worldwide combined Firewall and UTM appliance revenue for Q2 2012 according to the IDC Worldwide Q2 2012 Security Appliance Tracker.
  • Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection - Check Point is recognized as a leader for its ability to encrypt data and secure mobile endpoints.
  • 2012 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Award - Named "Network Security Vendor of the Year." This is the third time that Check Point has received this prestigious distinction.
  • MIS Asia Top 100, Singapore - Global Top 75 IT Vendors.
  • IT Pro Editor's Choice 2012 Hong Kong - Check Point DDoS Protector Appliance and Check Point Threat Prevention Gateway
  • SMB World Awards 2012, Hong Kong - Check Point DDoS Protector Appliance
  • New Eurograbber Attack - Check Point along with Versafe, uncovered a highly sophisticated attack, called Eurograbber, which was used to steal millions from corporate and private banking customers across Europe. The two companies published "A Case Study of Eurograbber: How 36 million euros was stolen via malware."

"During the year, we expanded the power of the Software Blades Architecture by introducing the Check Point ThreatCloud, the industry's first collaborative network to fight cyber threats globally with thousands of gateways worldwide that contribute attack information into ThreatCloud. In 2013, we will continue to innovate and extend our leadership, focusing on threat prevention and mobile security," said Gil Shwed, founder, chairman and chief executive officer at Check Point Software Technologies.

First Quarter Investor Conference Participation Schedule:

  • Stifel Nicolaus Technology & Telecommunications Conference
    February 6, 2013 - San Francisco, CA
  • Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference
    February 13, 2013 - San Francisco, CA
  • Morgan Stanley Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference
    February 25, 2013 - San Francisco, CA
  • Raymond James 33rd Annual Institutional Investor Conference
    March 4, 2013 - Orlando, FL
  • UBS Technology Conference
    March 13, 2013 - London, UK

Members of Check Point's management team will present at these conferences and discuss the latest company strategies and initiatives. Check Point's conference presentations are expected to be available via webcast on the company's web site. To view these presentations and access the most updated information please visit the company's web site at www.checkpoint.com/ir. The schedule is subject to change.

Conference Call and Webcast Information
Check Point will host a conference call with the investment community on January 23, 2013 at 8:30 AM ET/5:30 AM PST. To listen to the live webcast, please visit the website at: www.checkpoint.com/ir. A replay of the conference call will be available through January 30, 2013 on the company's website or by telephone at +1.201.612.7415, replay ID number 407539.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with 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 develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.

©2013 Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. All rights reserved

Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events or our future financial or operating performance. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements related to our expectations that, in 2013, we will continue the focus on threat prevention with further expansion of our mobile security offerings and will continue to innovate and lead the internet security industry. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize, and actual results in future periods are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks include our ability to continue to develop platform capabilities and solutions; customer acceptance and purchase of our existing solutions and new solutions; the market for IT security continuing to develop; competition from other products and services; and general market, political, economic and business conditions. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 9, 2012. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Check Point as of the date hereof, and Check Point disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, Check Point uses non-GAAP measures of net income, operating income, operating margin and earnings per share, which are adjustments from results based on GAAP to exclude non-cash equity-based compensation charges, amortization of acquired intangible assets, loss (gain) on sale of marketable securities previously impaired, and the related tax affects. Check Point's management believes the non-GAAP financial information provided in this release is useful to investors' understanding and assessment of Check Point's ongoing core operations and prospects for the future. Historically, Check Point has also publicly presented these supplemental non-GAAP financial measures in order to assist the investment community to see the Company "through the eyes of management," and thereby enhance understanding of its operating performance. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this press release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is included with the financial statements contained in this press release. Management uses both GAAP and non-GAAP information in evaluating and operating business internally and as such has determined that it is important to provide this information to investors.




                   CHECK POINT SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
                      CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME

                  (In thousands, except per share amounts)

                                Three Months Ended          Year Ended
                             ----------------------- -----------------------
                                   December 31,            December 31,
                             ----------------------- -----------------------
                                 2012        2011        2012        2011
                             ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
                             (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)  (audited)
Revenues:
  Products and licenses      $   150,907 $   158,229 $   505,280 $   503,475
  Software updates,
   maintenance and
   subscription                  217,667     198,529     837,415     743,511
                             ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Total revenues                   368,574     356,758   1,342,695   1,246,986
                             ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

Operating expenses:
  Cost of products and
   licenses                       26,216      25,648      87,097      81,043
  Cost of software updates,
   maintenance and
   subscription                   17,918      17,483      68,082      63,469
  Amortization of technology         294       7,623       3,982      31,171
                             ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Total cost of revenues            44,428      50,754     159,161     175,683

  Research and development        29,290      26,917     111,911     110,147
  Selling and marketing           65,930      68,414     255,345     253,800
  General and administrative      18,455      18,062      69,743      65,182
                             ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Total operating expenses         158,103     164,147     596,160     604,812
                             ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

Operating income                 210,471     192,611     746,535     642,174
Financial income, net              9,644      10,041      40,332      41,040
                             ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Income before taxes on
 income                          220,115     202,652     786,867     683,214
Taxes on income                   46,129      42,840     166,867     139,248
                             ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Net income                   $   173,986 $   159,812 $   620,000 $   543,966
                             =========== =========== =========== ===========

Earnings per share (basic)   $      0.87 $      0.78 $      3.04 $      2.63
                             =========== =========== =========== ===========
Number of shares used in
 computing earnings per
 share (basic)                   200,230     206,083     203,918     206,917
                             =========== =========== =========== ===========

Earnings per share (diluted) $      0.85 $      0.75 $      2.96 $      2.54
                             =========== =========== =========== ===========
Number of shares used in
 computing earnings per
 share (diluted)                 204,258     212,807     209,170     213,922
                             =========== =========== =========== ===========


                   CHECK POINT SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
          RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
                  (In thousands, except per share amounts)

                            Three Months Ended            Year Ended
                         ------------------------  ------------------------
                               December 31,              December 31,
                         ------------------------  ------------------------
                             2012         2011         2012         2011
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
                         (unaudited)  (unaudited)  (unaudited)  (unaudited)

GAAP operating income    $   210,471  $   192,611  $   746,535  $   642,174
Stock-based compensation
 (1)                          11,552       10,195       45,287       39,835
Amortization of
 intangible assets (2)           922       10,848        7,028       43,925
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Non-GAAP operating
 income                  $   222,945  $   213,654  $   798,850  $   725,934
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========

GAAP net income          $   173,986  $   159,812  $   620,000  $   543,966
Stock-based compensation
 (1)                          11,552       10,195       45,287       39,835
Amortization of
 intangible assets (2)           922       10,848        7,028       43,925
Gain on sale of
 marketable securities,
 previously impaired (3)           -            -            -       (2,017)
Taxes on the above items
 (4)                          (1,359)      (2,742)      (4,372)     (12,120)
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Non-GAAP net income      $   185,101  $   178,113  $   667,943  $   613,589
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========

GAAP Earnings per share
 (diluted)                      0.85  $      0.75  $      2.96  $      2.54
Stock-based compensation
 (1)                            0.06         0.05         0.22         0.19
Amortization of
 intangible assets (2)          0.01         0.05         0.03         0.21
Gain on sale of
 marketable securities,
 previously impaired (3)           -            -            -        (0.01)
Taxes on the above items
 (4)                           (0.01)       (0.01)       (0.02)       (0.06)
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Non-GAAP Earnings per
 share (diluted)         $      0.91  $      0.84  $      3.19  $      2.87
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========

Number of shares used in
 computing Non-GAAP
 earnings per share
 (diluted)                   204,258      212,807      209,170      213,922
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========

(1) Stock-based
 compensation:
  Cost of products and
   licenses              $        18  $        17  $        68  $        58
  Cost of software
   updates, maintenance
   and subscriptions             222          229          761          909
  Research and
   development                 2,090        1,852        8,594        7,471
  Selling and marketing        2,404        1,979        9,677        7,888
  General and
   administrative              6,818        6,118       26,187       23,509
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
                              11,552       10,195       45,287       39,835
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

(2) Amortization of
 intangible assets:

  Amortization of
   technology - cost of
   revenues                      294        7,623        3,982       31,171
  Selling and marketing          628        3,225        3,046       12,754
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
                                 922       10,848        7,028       43,925
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

(3) Gain on sale of
 marketable securities,
 previously impaired               -            -            -       (2,017)
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

(4) Taxes on the above
 items                        (1,359)      (2,742)      (4,372)     (12,120)
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

Total, net               $    11,115  $    18,301  $    47,943  $    69,623
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========

* Year ended December 31, 2011 include a non-cash gain of $ 2.0 million related to our marketable securities in accordance with ASC 320.


                   CHECK POINT SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
                 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA

                               (In thousands)

                                   ASSETS

                                                 December 31,  December 31,
                                                     2012          2011
                                                 ------------  ------------
                                                  (unaudited)    (audited)
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents                        $    574,802  $    493,546
Marketable securities and short-term deposits         928,535       865,994
Trade receivables, net                                373,755       357,418
Prepaid expenses and other current assets              47,827        53,045
                                                 ------------  ------------
Total current assets                                1,924,919     1,770,003
                                                 ------------  ------------

Long-term assets:
Marketable securities                               1,792,027     1,519,865
Property and equipment, net                            36,973        36,639
Severance pay fund                                      6,038         6,052
Deferred tax asset, net                                25,553        25,296
Other intangible assets, net                           19,211        26,239
Goodwill                                              727,875       727,875
Other assets                                           19,797        16,094
                                                 ------------  ------------
Total long-term assets                              2,627,474     2,358,060
                                                 ------------  ------------

Total assets                                     $  4,552,393  $  4,128,063
                                                 ============  ============

                              LIABILITIES AND
                            SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:
Deferred revenues                                $    524,627  $    490,655
Trade payables and other accrued liabilities          346,568       271,815
                                                 ------------  ------------
Total current liabilities                             871,195       762,470
                                                 ------------  ------------

Long-term deferred revenues                            65,063        61,523
Income tax accrual                                    259,547       219,469
Deferred tax liability, net                                 -         1,274
Accrued severance pay                                  10,279        10,236
                                                 ------------  ------------
                                                      334,889       292,502

                                                 ------------  ------------
Total liabilities                                   1,206,084     1,054,972
                                                 ------------  ------------

Shareholders' equity:
Share capital                                             774           774
Additional paid-in capital                            693,212       630,508
Treasury shares at cost                            (1,955,328)   (1,543,886)
Accumulated other comprehensive income                 14,606        12,650
Retained earnings                                   4,593,045     3,973,045
                                                 ------------  ------------
Total shareholders' equity                          3,346,309     3,073,091
                                                 ------------  ------------
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity       $  4,552,393  $  4,128,063
                                                 ============  ============
Total cash and cash equivalents, marketable
 securities and short-term deposits              $  3,295,364  $  2,879,405
                                                 ============  ============

                   CHECK POINT SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
                    SELECTED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW DATA

                               (In thousands)

                          Three Months Ended            Year Ended
                       ------------------------  ------------------------
                             December 31,              December 31,
                       ------------------------  ------------------------
                           2012         2011         2012         2011
                       -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
                       (unaudited)  (unaudited)  (unaudited)  (unaudited)
  Cash flow from
   operating
   activities:

  Net income           $   173,986  $   159,812  $   620,000  $   543,966
  Adjustments to
   reconcile net
   income to net cash
   provided by
   operating
   activities:

  Depreciation of
   property and
   equipment                 1,851        2,260        7,861        7,620
  Amortization of
   intangible assets           922       10,848        7,028       43,925
  Stock-based
   compensation             11,552       10,195       45,287       39,835
  Increase in trade
   and other
   receivables, net       (126,966)    (156,527)     (11,746)     (78,590)
  Gain on sale of
   marketable
   securities,
   previously impaired           -            -            -       (2,017)
  Realized gain on
   marketable
   securities                 (943)        (208)      (1,436)        (672)
  Increase in deferred
   revenues, trade
   payables and other
   accrued liabilities     157,384      152,635      161,344      179,722
  Excess tax benefit
   from stock-based
   compensation             (9,510)      (3,208)     (11,129)      (7,956)
  Deferred income
   taxes, net               (5,828)      (2,581)      (1,453)     (10,959)
                       -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
  Net cash provided by
   operating
   activities              202,448      173,226      815,756      714,874
                       -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

  Cash flow from
   investing
   activities:
  Cash paid in
   conjunction with
   acquisitions, net
   of acquired cash              -      (15,060)           -      (21,616)
  Investment in
   property and
   equipment                (3,319)      (1,721)      (8,195)      (7,195)
                       -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
  Net cash used in
   investing
   activities               (3,319)     (16,781)      (8,195)     (28,811)
                       -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

  Cash flow from
   financing
   activities:
  Proceeds from
   issuance of shares
   upon exercise of
   options                   5,551       20,115       61,011       71,493
  Purchase of treasury
   shares                 (160,106)     (75,000)    (466,164)    (300,000)
  Excess tax benefit
   from stock-based
   compensation              9,510        3,208       11,129        7,956
                       -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
  Net cash used in
   financing
   activities             (145,045)     (51,677)    (394,024)    (220,551)
                       -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

  Unrealized gain
   (loss) on
   marketable
   securities, net          (5,504)      (1,833)       2,422       (1,053)
                       -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

  Increase in cash and
   cash equivalents,
   marketable
   securities and
   short-term deposits      48,580      102,935      415,959      464,459

  Cash and cash
   equivalents,
   marketable
   securities and
   short-term deposits
   at the beginning of
   the period            3,246,784    2,776,470    2,879,405    2,414,946
                       -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
  Cash and cash
   equivalents,
   marketable
   securities and
   short-term deposits
   at the end of the
   period              $ 3,295,364  $ 2,879,405  $ 3,295,364  $ 2,879,405
                       ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========

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Wearable devices have come of age. The primary applications of wearables so far have been "the Quantified Self" or the tracking of one's fitness and health status. We propose the evolution of wearables into social and emotional communication devices. Our BE(tm) sensor uses light to visualize the skin conductance response. Our sensors are very inexpensive and can be massively distributed to audiences or groups of any size, in order to gauge reactions to performances, video, or any kind of presentation. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Jocelyn Scheirer, CEO & Founder of Bionolux, will discuss ho...
Even as cloud and managed services grow increasingly central to business strategy and performance, challenges remain. The biggest sticking point for companies seeking to capitalize on the cloud is data security. Keeping data safe is an issue in any computing environment, and it has been a focus since the earliest days of the cloud revolution. Understandably so: a lot can go wrong when you allow valuable information to live outside the firewall. Recent revelations about government snooping, along with a steady stream of well-publicized data breaches, only add to the uncertainty
The Workspace-as-a-Service (WaaS) market will grow to $6.4B by 2018. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Seth Bostock, CEO of IndependenceIT, will begin by walking the audience through the evolution of Workspace as-a-Service, where it is now vs. where it going. To look beyond the desktop we must understand exactly what WaaS is, who the users are, and where it is going in the future. IT departments, ISVs and service providers must look to workflow and automation capabilities to adapt to growing demand and the rapidly changing workspace model.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Performance, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Dyn is a cloud-based Internet Performance company. Dyn helps companies monitor, control, and optimize online infrastructure for an exceptional end-user experience. Through a world-class network and unrivaled, objective intelligence into Internet conditions, Dyn ensures traffic gets delivered faster, safer, and more reliably than ever.
As organizations shift toward IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. CommVault can ensure protection &E-Discovery of your data – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Partnerships, will discuss how to cut costs, scale easily, and unleash insight with CommVault Simpana software, the only si...
Cloud data governance was previously an avoided function when cloud deployments were relatively small. With the rapid adoption in public cloud – both rogue and sanctioned, it’s not uncommon to find regulated data dumped into public cloud and unprotected. This is why enterprises and cloud providers alike need to embrace a cloud data governance function and map policies, processes and technology controls accordingly. In her session at 15th Cloud Expo, Evelyn de Souza, Data Privacy and Compliance Strategy Leader at Cisco Systems, will focus on how to set up a cloud data governance program and s...
Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, had reached 30,000 page views on his home page - http://RobertoMedrano.SYS-CON.com/ - on the SYS-CON family of online magazines, which includes Cloud Computing Journal, Internet of Things Journal, Big Data Journal, and SOA World Magazine. He is a recognized executive in the information technology fields of SOA, internet security, governance, and compliance. He has extensive experience with both start-ups and large companies, having been involved at the beginning of four IT industries: EDA, Open Systems, Computer Security and now SOA.
The industrial software market has treated data with the mentality of “collect everything now, worry about how to use it later.” We now find ourselves buried in data, with the pervasive connectivity of the (Industrial) Internet of Things only piling on more numbers. There’s too much data and not enough information. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Bob Gates, Global Marketing Director, GE’s Intelligent Platforms business, to discuss how realizing the power of IoT, software developers are now focused on understanding how industrial data can create intelligence for industrial operations. Imagine ...
Operational Hadoop and the Lambda Architecture for Streaming Data Apache Hadoop is emerging as a distributed platform for handling large and fast incoming streams of data. Predictive maintenance, supply chain optimization, and Internet-of-Things analysis are examples where Hadoop provides the scalable storage, processing, and analytics platform to gain meaningful insights from granular data that is typically only valuable from a large-scale, aggregate view. One architecture useful for capturing and analyzing streaming data is the Lambda Architecture, representing a model of how to analyze rea...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Vitria Technology, Inc. will exhibit at SYS-CON’s @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Vitria will showcase the company’s new IoT Analytics Platform through live demonstrations at booth #330. Vitria’s IoT Analytics Platform, fully integrated and powered by an operational intelligence engine, enables customers to rapidly build and operationalize advanced analytics to deliver timely business outcomes for use cases across the industrial, enterprise, and consumer segments.
HP and Aruba Networks on Monday announced a definitive agreement for HP to acquire Aruba, a provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise, for $24.67 per share in cash. The equity value of the transaction is approximately $3.0 billion, and net of cash and debt approximately $2.7 billion. Both companies' boards of directors have approved the deal. "Enterprises are facing a mobile-first world and are looking for solutions that help them transition legacy investments to the new style of IT," said Meg Whitman, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of HP...
Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York June 9-11 will find fresh new content in a new track called PaaS | Containers & Microservices Containers are not being considered for the first time by the cloud community, but a current era of re-consideration has pushed them to the top of the cloud agenda. With the launch of Docker's initial release in March of 2013, interest was revved up several notches. Then late last...
The explosion of connected devices / sensors is creating an ever-expanding set of new and valuable data. In parallel the emerging capability of Big Data technologies to store, access, analyze, and react to this data is producing changes in business models under the umbrella of the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular within the Insurance industry, IoT appears positioned to enable deep changes by altering relationships between insurers, distributors, and the insured. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Sick, a Senior Manager and Big Data Architect within Ernst and Young's Financial Servi...
The explosion of connected devices / sensors is creating an ever-expanding set of new and valuable data. In parallel the emerging capability of Big Data technologies to store, access, analyze, and react to this data is producing changes in business models under the umbrella of the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular within the Insurance industry, IoT appears positioned to enable deep changes by altering relationships between insurers, distributors, and the insured. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Sick, a Senior Manager and Big Data Architect within Ernst and Young's Financial Servi...
PubNub on Monday has announced that it is partnering with IBM to bring its sophisticated real-time data streaming and messaging capabilities to Bluemix, IBM’s cloud development platform. “Today’s app and connected devices require an always-on connection, but building a secure, scalable solution from the ground up is time consuming, resource intensive, and error-prone,” said Todd Greene, CEO of PubNub. “PubNub enables web, mobile and IoT developers building apps on IBM Bluemix to quickly add scalable realtime functionality with minimal effort and cost.”