I’ve Joined Check Point- This Is Why

Today was my first day at Check Point, and I am super excited to share why have I joined as an R&D Group Manager of Cloud Infrastructure so others can better understand this unique group and company.

People

Friendly

I have never had such a positive and friendly interviewing process as I had in Check Point. My jaw just dropped when I left the campus on the technical test day. Everyone who I met was so nice, professional and pleasant. I’ve heard so many great things about the people I will be working with. It was all so quick and professional. Check Point takes recruiting very seriously. The facilities in the TLV office are very impressive as well. Candidate experience makes the difference.

Diversity

Check Point strives every day to increase female representation and continues to promote campaigns and partnerships with relevant organizations to increase the number of women in technology-related positions and train them to increase their skills in cybersecurity. More than half of Check Point’s top executive management today are held by women, such as the Chief Product Officer (CPO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

Winning

I love to win. To take part in a winning team. Something big is happening in Check Point and I expect big wins soon for this company for the following reasons.

“You Deserve The Best Security”

This^ is the new mantra leading Check Point, published earlier this year (Jan 2022). So many people, companies and institutions are suffering from cyber attacks. For example: It’s expected that ransomware costs to reach $265 Billion by 2031. Check Point is focused on that domain for more than the past 25 years. A giant that can lead the world. We deserve being protected. That’s a meaningful purpose to get up in the morning for.

“Second Best Will Get You Breached”

With the financial reports of 2021 published, Check Point shows to the world who is really the boss when it comes to the Israeli cyber industry, getting back to leading the board with the highest worth among all Israeli companies, $17B. It’s also not afraid to compare its offering to the competitors and shows how it has the widest and best products so any usage of others is a meaningful risk to get breached.

“Best Security All The Way To The Space”

Check Point hosted the control and communication of the first-ever commercial astronauts mission to space, and the biggest scientific expedition ever conducted in the international space station right from the Tel Aviv Headquarters. It has ended successfully utilizing the company’s products to protect this important mission. See the following video:

Size

Check Point provides the most comprehensive and cutting edge cyber security technology to more than 100,000 organizations of all sizes and millions of users around the globe (including most of Fortune 500 companies)

Join that to the impressive but clear “Infinity Vision” unified solution:

As a Cloud Advocate I get especially excited from their cloud offering:

Process efficiencies and increased network agility are driving SaaS, PaaS and IaaS technology adoption at a rapid pace. This new infrastructure is also presenting businesses with a unique set of security challenges. Check Point CloudGuard provides unified cloud native security for all your assets and workloads, giving you the confidence to automate security, prevent threats, and manage posture — everywhere — across your multi-cloud

Winners Everywhere

Check Point has bought a couple of successful cyber security startups (few examples: Avanan, Protego, Dome9) and especially Spectral just recently (Spectral’s security tools support a wide range of automated code security use cases). Working in the same team with successful, capable and ambitious groups is an amazing experience. I was impressed they live to the standard of allowing many agile organizations within the backing of the corporate resources.

My Role

As mentioned, Check Point has a large offering in the Cloud Security domain. It has hundreds of developers pushing through products on that domain. All those products are using a unified infrastructure of authentication and “application marketplace”. I’m going to lead not only a group of highly skilled engineers that develop excellent products, but also connect with hundreds of engineers to let them plug into the infrastructure to be served to Check Point’s clients. We’re a versatile group of engineers using the state-of-the-art engineering tools- NodeJS, ReactJS, Kubernetes, AWS, Prometheus, Grafana and many others.

Focal Point

Developer relations, application workflows and reliable infrastructure are going to be meaningful pillars of my work. The best ingredients I enjoy working with. Being in the center between dozens of dev teams and the infrastructure connecting workflows and technology while we scale our offering is going to be an incredible challenge.

Production All The Way

Full stack development on SaaS products is not only writing code locally. Our engineers in the Cloud Infra group must get comfortable in production. Aside from making clean code one must also think on monitoring, metrics, alerts and cloud architecture.

Join Me

You felt this part is coming right? :) Here you go:

Shali Mor, thank you for accepting me to join the ride and your assistance with making this article 💪

Yours,

Regev Golan

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R&D Group Manager @ Check Point

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