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Check Point CEO kept on his toes amid cyber stock surge

Gil Shwed is ramping up efforts to defend against younger competitors and market to new clients

Mr Shwed told investors in January that he planned to hire "hundreds of people around the world" to attract new customers, aiming for double-digit revenue growth by 2016.

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HIGH-profile cyberattacks have driven shares of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd to the highest since 2001. But the world's top firewall provider isn't getting too comfortable.

Chief executive officer Gil Shwed, who reports first-quarter earnings on April 20, is