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Marius Nacht

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Net worth 2018: $1.65 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Tel Aviv, Israel
Country: Israel
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Hebrew University Israel

Marius Nacht was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Israel. Marius Nacht is #1463 in List Billionaires People In The World. The cofounder of cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies, Marius Nacht wrote the original code for the software that made him and cofounder Gil Shwed billionaires. Nacht was appointed to the role of non-executive chairman of the board in September 2015 at the $1.5 billion (revenues) company. He had served as vice chairman since 2001. A veteran of Talpiot, an elite division of the Israeli army, he has degrees in physics and mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in electrical engineering and communication systems from Tel Aviv University. Nacht has invested in multiple early stage security startups including LightCyber, SafeDK, Cyber Secdo, Memeni and Rapid API. In November 2016, Nacht announced that he is raising $100 million for a fund to invest in Israeli healthcare startups.


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As of 2016 the company has approximately 4,000 employees worldwide


In 2011 Check Point settled all litigation relating to SofaWare


In 2009 the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that a group of founders of SofaWare, which includes Bogner, had veto power over any decision of SofaWare


In 2006 the Tel Aviv District Court Judge ruled that Bogner SofaWare could sue Check Point by proxy for $5


Check Point offers the following primary products:In 2005, Check Point tried to acquire intrusion prevention system developers Sourcefire for $225 million, but later withdrew its offer after it became clear US authorities (specifically, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ) would try to block the acquisition


In 2004 Etay Bogner, co-founder of SofaWare, sought court approval to file a shareholder derivative suit, claiming Check Point was not transferring funds to SofaWare as required for its use of SofaWare's products and technology


In 2003, a class action lawsuit was filed against Check Point over violation of the Securities Exchange Act by failing to disclose major financial information


Relations between Check Point and the SofaWare founders went sour after the company acquisition in 2002


In 2001 SofaWare began selling firewall appliances under the SofaWare S-Box brand; in 2002 the company started selling the [email protected] and [email protected] line of security appliances, under the Check Point brand


SofaWare Technologies was founded in 1999, as a cooperation between Check Point and SofaWare's founders, Adi Ruppin and Etay Bogner, with the purpose of extending Check Point from the enterprise market to the small business, consumer and branch office market


In 1998 Check Point established a partnership with Nokia, which bundled Check Point's Software with Nokia's computer Network Security Appliances


In June 1996 Check Point raised $67 million from its initial public offering on NASDAQ


In 1994 Check Point signed an OEM agreement with Sun Microsystems, followed by a distribution agreement with HP in 1995


Check Point was established in Ramat-Gan, Israel in 1993, by Gil Shwed (CEO as of 2016), Marius Nacht (Chairman as of 2016) and Shlomo Kramer (who left Check Point in 2003)

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