FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that Gil Shwed, founder, chairman and CEO of Check Point® Software Technologies, will participate in a "fireside chat" Q&A session with EFI CEO Guy Gecht at the company's 14th annual EFI Connect Users Conference, being held from January 21-24, 2014 at The Wynn Las Vegas.
Shwed, the inventor of the modern Firewall, has led Check Point to becoming the world's most successful Internet security technology company. He has received numerous accolades for his professional and personal achievements, including an honorary doctorate of science from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and a Global Leader for Tomorrow award from the World Economic Forum. In 2003, Shwed was honored alongside Bill Clinton, Bono and several Nobel laureates as a winner of the Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate award.
Check Point is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, providing customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, including zero-day attacks. The company continues to break new ground in the industry, based on its Software Blade Architecture, which provides customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. "Internet security is something businesses of all sizes need to understand if they are going to navigate the ever-evolving threats in our 24x7 connected world," said Gecht. "Gil has unique and visionary views, and I could not have asked for a better expert to come to Connect and address this increasingly important topic."
"I am excited to speak at EFI's Connect conference to share my views and experiences from 20 years of working with businesses worldwide," said Shwed. "After the fireside chat keynote session, attendees will be better informed about the increasing risks of cyber threats."
Check Point's customers include more than 100,000 organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies, to whom Check Point offers a wide range of software and solutions that cover all aspects of IT security, including network security, endpoint security, data security and security management.
The EFI Connect conference will be the printing industry's best venue for open dialogue and idea exchange in 2014. Business leaders worldwide will gather to participate in more than 150 educational sessions, receive hands-on experience, discuss industry trends, network with peers, voice their opinions, and learn from others. For more information and to register, visit www.efi.com/connect.
EFI™ (www.efi.com) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, web to print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity, and efficiency.
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