And The Buyer Was…
After nearly 3 months of uncertainty about who I will be working for, the question has now been answered. Once the deal closes, which they are expecting to happen sometime in Q1 of 2009, I will become an employee of Check Point Software, barring any unforeseen circumstances. Funny how my career continues to be tied to that company.
Originally, the Security Appliance business of Nokia, where I work, was to be sold to a “financial investor” of some sort, creating a new, independent company in the process. Given the challenging economic climate, becoming part of our Check Point, our long-time business partner, makes a lot of sense.
As an employee, I have to admit the prospect of going to Check Point is more palatable than “starting over” in a startup, even one with a significant number of employees, a established business and revenue stream. Check Point has been in business since 1993 and employs over 1800 people. They are in almost as many Fortune 500 companies as Microsoft is. It is a strong company that’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
I have lots of questions. Everyone affected by this change likely does. I don’t know much, yet, but at least now we can begin to get some answers.