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Check Point Selects RKON Technologies for New MSSP Initiative

Leading IT Consulting Company One of First in the U.S. Selected to Participate in Check Point’s Initiative to Reduce Enterprise IT Security Costs.

CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2014RKON Technologies (RKON), leading IT consulting firm providing high performance, reliable, scalable and secure managed and hosted IT solutions for Fortune 2000 companies, announced today its partnership with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, to launch a new managed security services provider (MSSP) program. As a leader in the IT space with extensive knowledge rooted in security, RKON is one of the first companies in the U.S. selected to participate in the initiative that enables businesses to quickly implement leading security technology with an OPEX budget. See full press release.

As cyber-attacks continue to evolve, Check Point’s new MSSP program, installed and managed by RKON, helps customers manage security risk and ensures corporate compliance while reducing IT expenses. An industry first, the new ‘pay-as-you-go’ service offering combines the power of premier software with expert implementation and management. With enterprise security concerns on the rise and companies continuously searching for modern and innovative ways to safeguard their data, this MSSP model solves industry challenges, such as high IT turnover rates and consolidation restrictions.

“In addition to meeting compliance requirements, customers are continuously looking for the best technology to meet their security needs,”said Douglas Woodley, regional vice president at Check Point. “As a premium level security partner, RKON Technologies is not only equipped with the right tools to meet the needs of customers but also has extensive knowledge in the security and IT space. They have a roster of engineers that help customers implement, install or architect an extensive and dependable security offering.”

“Our relationship with Check Point has spanned over 16 years and we are honored to be involved with such an innovative initiative,” said Jeff Mullarkey, CEO of RKON Technologies. “As security concerns continue to be top of mind for all businesses, regardless of size, we’re proud to be able to provide customers with premier solutions at a price and payment structure that meets their budget needs.”

About RKON Technologies

RKON Technologies is a leading IT consulting firm providing high performance, reliable, scalable and secure managed and hosted IT solutions. Founded in 1998 in Chicago, the company has built a reputation for early adoption, innovation, and high quality design and implementation. RKON’s 16 years of experience with data center design and migration, managed virtualization and managed security make them a unique partner for companies looking for ways to move their critical applications and data to the cloud. For more information, visit www.rkon.com.

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