Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. provides security software for Internet communications and transactions. Check Point's software verifies remote users, controls access, and blocks viruses. The company also offers products that enable companies to set up virtual private networks for secure internal and remote communications, as well as bandwidth management, network performance, and availability applications. Check Point sells its products directly and through manufacturers, resellers, and systems integrators including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and EDS. The company was founded by Gil Shwed and Marius Nacht in July 1993 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.