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March 11, 2014
09:37 EDTCHKP, VMWCheck Point collaborates With VMware for private cloud security
Check Point Software (CHKP) announced that the company is collaborating with VMware (VMW) to automate and simplify the provisioning and deployment of network security in private clouds. Check Point will make its security protection solutions interoperable with VMware infrastructure, the company said. Check Point Virtual Edition, a security solution for virtualized environments, will be available in Q1.
News For CHKP;VMW From The Last 14 Days
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March 3, 2015
07:27 EDTVMWMorgan Stanley to hold a conference
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07:10 EDTCHKPPalo Alto shares need to grow into valuation, says Citigroup
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March 2, 2015
08:30 EDTVMWFBR keeps Outperform on EMC after report says no spin-off
FBR Capital maintains an Outperform rating on shares of EMC (EMC) after Reuters reported Friday that the company's management has deciding against spinning off its stake in VMware (VMW). FBR says that while the news is disappointing, it is not surprising. It also thinks the report could be a near-term positive for VMware, since it could remove the spin-off uncertainty. FBR notes EMC is having an analyst day on March 10.
07:38 EDTVMWJMP Securities to hold a conference
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February 27, 2015
16:29 EDTVMWEMC decides against spinning off stake in VMware, Reuters reports
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15:57 EDTVMWEMC decides against spinning off stake in VMware, Reuters reports
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11:26 EDTVMWVMware management to meet with UBS
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February 26, 2015
10:00 EDTVMWOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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05:47 EDTVMWAtos and EMC to further strengthen strategic alliance
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February 24, 2015
16:20 EDTVMWVMware appoints Bask Iyer as Chief Information Officer
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15:46 EDTVMWJuniper CIO leaving company for same role at VMware, Business Insider says
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10:28 EDTCHKPAnalyst sees 'massive' IT security upgrade cycle still in early innings
A number of trends are spurring businesses and the government to spend aggressively on cyber security offerings, benefiting companies in the IT security sector, wrote research firm FBR Capital in a note to investors today. In conjunction, the firm raised its price target on a number of stocks in the sector. WHAT'S NEW: After conducting checks, FBR Capital analyst Daniel Ives believes that spending on advanced cyber security products has increased this quarter. The ongoing series of well-publicized cyber attacks on large companies is causing businesses to become more concerned about protecting themselves from this threat, according to Ive, who believes that advanced IT security products have "massive," once in a multi-decade growth potential. Data points indicate that enterprises are looking to buy more advanced firewall/cloud security solutions, while the sizes of purchases by customers in the space have increased. Meanwhile, given the high priority that the Obama administration has placed on cyber security, the federal government's spending on IT security is likely to rise in the coming quarters and years, Ives wrote. Forecasting a 20% increase in overall cyber security spending this year, the analyst believes that the following companies should benefit disproportionately from the positive trends, since they have "the right products at the right time:" Palo Alto (PANW), FireEye (FEYE), Proofpoint (PFPT), Check Point (CHKP), and Fortinet (FTNT). The analyst raised his price target on Fortinet to $39 from $36, on Palo Alto to $160 from $121, on Proofpoint to $67 from $60, and on Check Point to $93 from $85. He kept Outperform ratings on all the stocks named. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In its own note to investors, RBC Capital said it expects Palo Alto to report stronger than expected Q2 results, driven by "impressive" revenue and margin improvements. The firm raised its price target on the shares to $150 from $145 and kept an Outperform rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION:In early trading, Palo Alto added 0.2% to $138.41, FireEye advanced 1.2% to $43.87, Proofpoint lost slipped fractionally to $56.55, Check Point rose 0.5% at $82.77, and Fortinet gained 1.3% to $33.76.
09:56 EDTVMWVMware large DoD contract likely to be delayed, says Nomura
Nomura said competitors have protested VMware's large Defense Information Systems Agency $1.6B over 5-year contract expected to have been awarded to the company by the end of March. The firm expects a delay in the ward and for the scope of the contract to be modified. Nomura said its unclear how much of the contract is incremental business vs. renewals and weather renewals will be delayed. Shares of VMware are Neutral rated with a $95 price target.
08:32 EDTCHKPFBR checks show strong cybersecurity deal momentum
FBR Capital raised its price targets in the next-generation cybersecurity space after its channel checks showed strong deal momentum so far in the March quarter. The firm believes the "massive upgrade cycle" for next-generation cybersecurity remains in the early days. It raised its price target for Fortinet (FTNT) to $39 from $36, for Palo Alto (PANW) to $160 from $121, for FireEye (FEYE) to $53 from $45, for Proofpoint (PFPT) to $67 from $60 and for Check Point (CHKP) to $93 from $85.
05:27 EDTCHKPCheck Point and Adallom announce partnership for SaaS document protection
Adallom and Check Point announced a new partnership aimed to protect business documents stored in SaaS environments. The migration of enterprise data to cloud applications coupled with the massive surge in mobile device usage may challenge IT and security teams. As a result, sensitive corporate documents may be shared with anyone with a single link, or downloaded to unmanaged devices; and users with access to sensitive documents may still have access to them after they depart the company.
February 23, 2015
10:15 EDTCHKPCyberArk sinks after JPMorgan analyst cuts rating to sell
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February 19, 2015
08:48 EDTVMWVMware to hold a conference call with Jefferies
Jefferies Analyst John DiFucci co-hosts a conference call to discuss the VMware vSphere 6 and VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) on February 19 at 12 pm. Webcast Link
February 18, 2015
08:32 EDTCHKPCheck Point acquires Hyperwise, terms not disclosed
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07:38 EDTVMWVMware named a Franchise Pick at Jefferies
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February 17, 2015
17:13 EDTVMWPoint72 gives quarterly update on stakes
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