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October 22, 2013
Mike Barkett is the Head of the Business Solution Center for Check Point, which he joined as part of the company’s 2007 acquisition of NFR Security. He brings over fifteen years of professional IT Security experience to Check Point.
In his current capacity, Mr. Barkett manages strategic market opportunities, systems integration, and complex security challenges, focusing on the advanced technologies – such as IPS, Application Control, DLP, and security virtualization — that go beyond the fundamental firewall functionality that has been a hallmark of Check Point’s two-decade track record of success. At NFR, Mr. Barkett served as the Vice President of Systems Engineering, and prior to that he worked in the ISP/MSSP industry, most prominently for Intermedia-Digex during the development and growth phases of the Digex Security Management Center, which was one of the first and most respected firewall management services of the original Internet boom.
Mr. Barkett has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2003, became a member of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon honor society for the computing sciences while at Loyola University Maryland where he earned his Bachelor of Computer Science, and he holds an MBA from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.