Check Point has signed a definitive agreement to acquire threat prevention vendor NFR Security.
The acquisition, for approximately $20m is expected to close before the end of the year and will see Check Point combine its SmartDefense technology with NFR’s Hybrid Detection Engine (HDE).
Gil Shwed, chief executive of Check Point said: “This acquisition is an important step in Check Point's leadership strategy to continuously raise the level of security available to enterprises for protecting their mission-critical networks. It is part of our focus on two primary layers: network security as our core platform and our recently announced expansion into data security.
“NFR's proven security solutions provide the most powerful intrusion detection and prevention technology we have found in the market. We will integrate NFR's technologies into our unified security architecture to provide the industry¹s broadest and best managed security solutions."
Check Point will incorporate NFR’s intrusion detection and prevention technologies into its firewall, VPN and security management solution portfolio.
"Check Point remains purely focused on the security needs of
our customers. NFR's technology is an important extension to our unified security architecture and will enable us to more proactively protect against current and future threats with the industry¹s only integrated and fully-managed security solution portfolio,” Shwed added.
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