Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

The Company develops, markets and supports a range of software and combined hardware and software products and services for IT security, and offer its customers with a portfolio of network security, data security and management solutions.

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Player Avatar TMFZahrim (24.49) Submitted: 4/14/2011 4:07:34 PM : Outperform Start Price: $53.50 CHKP Score: +10.98

Security solutions are a very big deal nowadays and only getting bigger, so that makes plenty of sense for a deep-pocketed technology giant without a horse in the security race.   Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) does sell network security products and services but would welcome an extra helping of market credibility; Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has the wherewithal and the end-to-end ambitions, and its software-based portfolio fits nicely with the world view of new CEO Leo Apotheker.And this quarter's high-quality results did nothing to hurt Check Pint's chances of finding a buyer.

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