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Nokia sells security appliance unit

ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Check Point Software Technologies has acquired Finland-based Nokia's mission critical security appliance business.

Nokia signed a deal with U.S. company Check Point Software Technologies for the company to purchase Nokia's security solutions development business unit.

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With the acquisition Check Point, which has partnered with Nokia for more than 10-years on mission critical security appliance technologies, will add to its line of security solutions.

"As a pioneer in security appliances, the Nokia security appliance business has been an important strategic partner for Check Point and has helped us achieve early leadership in the security appliance market," Gil Shwed, Check Point chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement.

"Adding Nokia's security appliance portfolio into Check Point's broad range of security solutions is the natural conclusion of our long collaboration, and will assure a smooth path forward for our mutual customers."

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