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By | John Leyden 2nd April 2015 14:29

Check Point snaps up mobile security outfit Lacoon

Israeli firm buys its own solution to Bring-Your-Own-Device headaches

Check Point is buying Lacoon Mobile Security, in a deal that expands the security software firm beyond its core firewall and IDS market while pushing it further into mobile. Terms of the deal, announced Thursday, were undisclosed.

Lacoon develops security apps for both iOS and Android, as well as marketing real-time mobile security and intelligence services to businesses. Its technology detects device, application and in-network threats, important issues as enterprises struggle with the headache of supporting multiple devices that the BYOD trend entails.

Founded in 2011 by experts from the mobile cyber security and defence industries, Lacoon has R&D operations in Tel Aviv, Israel and a sales team in San Francisco. The acquisition is primarily technology driven. Check Point plans to use the acquired technology to extend its mobile security portfolio by adding advanced mobile application threat emulation, behavioural risk analysis and real-time anomaly detection capabilities. ®

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