Checkpoint ‘abuses dominant position’
Rival complains to EC
Security firm Stonesoft has lodged a complaint to the European Commission alleging Checkpoint Software has abused its dominant position in the firewall software market.
Once upon a time, The pair were partners. That was until March this year when Stonesoft released a software firewall and VPN product, which competed head-on against Checkpoint products.
So what happened, then? We don't know. It's a public holiday in Finland, where Stonesoft is based, and Checkpoint is keeping schtum.
But according to Stonesoft, the complaint is serious enough for the Commission to investigate whether Checkpoint has acted to stifle free competition. ®
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