Check Point acquires Lacoon Mobile Security - a provider of solutions in the field of mobile device security

Check Point, the largest specialized provider of security solutions, today announced its intention to acquire Lacoon Mobile Security. Lacoon is a leader in the field of comprehensive security systems of mobile devices, boasting the highest detection rate of threats among the security platforms of mobile devices of the enterprise class.

Lacoon offers not only the most comprehensive security systems for iOS and Android operating systems, but also provides services in the field of security and monitoring of mobile devices and mobile infrastructure in real time. The patented technology of the company allows detection of vulnerabilities in devices, applications and networks invisible to other solutions, as well as estimating the degree of risk and vulnerability to attacks resulting from the use of mobile devices by employees (BYOD). Thanks to Lacoon mobile solutions, the company can reconcile security and data protection requirements with the convenience of device operation and the protection of users' privacy.

In today's business, mobile devices are indispensable because they allow constant access to information, regardless of the place of the employee's stay - says Gil Shwed, general director and president of Check Point Software Technologies. - However, companies do not always properly protect data stored in mobile devices. Traditional MDM strategies include the use of mobile devices, but omit one important aspect: the need to protect these devices and the data stored on them. The acquisition of Lacoon, a leader in the field of mobile device security, would allow us to offer our clients the most comprehensive solution available on the market.

The Lacoon company was founded in 2011 by specialists in the field of cybernetic security of mobile devices. The company's research and development department is located in Tel Aviv (Israel), while the sales department is located in San Francisco (California, USA). The acquisition of Lacoon will enrich Check Point's portfolio with proven, patented, technically advanced solutions for protecting mobile devices. Lacoon founders and employees will become an integral part of the Check Point team. The technology acquired along with the acquisition of Lacoon will extend Check Point's portfolio of security solutions for mobile devices with such elements as the Advanced Mobile Application Threat Emulation system, behavioral analysis of threats and the possibility of detecting anomalies in real time. The acquisition is to be finalized today.

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