Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Internet security software provider Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Check Point's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Check Point facts

Headquarters (founded)

Tel Aviv, Israel (1993)

Market Cap

$4.91 billion


Systems Software

TTM Revenue

$811.9 million


Co-Founder/Chairman Gil Shwed

CFO Tal Payne

Return on Equity (average, last three years)



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CAPS members bullish on CHKP also bullish on



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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 242 of the 257 members who have rated Check Point -- some 94% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars akneefel and FoolSolo, both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.

Two months ago, akneefel tapped the stock as a rather secure way to get defensive:

As the US Military continues to fight its global war, the new defense budget has an increase of $20 Billion and a tenth of that specifically focuses on surveillance and security technology ... [Check Point] will benefit.

In a more recent pitch from last week, FoolSolo chose to focus on Check Point's fabulous financial strength:

Check Point has solid fundamentals, they are in an up channel, and they have products that are in a growth area of the tech industry. I see their potential for beating the market easily. Financials: zero debt, current assets are 3 times current liabilities and they have over half a billion in cash. I think they will do fine as technology spending will bounce back before the economy turns completely around.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Check Point, Baidu, and Google are recommendations of Motley Fool Rule Breakers. Dell is a choice of Inside Value. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.