Check Point Software acquires Dome9 to beef up multi-cloud options

Check Point Software, an Israel-based cyber security firm, has announced the acquisition of compatriot Dome9 – with multi-cloud capability once again proving key.

Dome9, which like Check Point is based in Tel Aviv, offers a SaaS platform which aims to visualise organisations’ security postures in the public cloud. Companies can have verifiable infrastructure security for every public cloud, including the behemoths of AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

Check Point Software – who may be best known for its security research and uncovering attacks such as the recent Android-centric ‘Black Rose Lucy’ botnet – is looking to enhance Infinity, what it claims as the only fully consolidated cyber security architecture, as well as its general cloud security offering through multi-cloud protection capabilities.

“Dome9 and Check point’s CloudGuard together provide the best cloud security solution in the industry,” said Gil Shwed, CEO of Check Point in a statement. “Dome9’s platform will add rich cloud management and active policy enforcement capabilities to Check Point’s Infinity architecture, particularly complementing the CloudGuard security product family and make our broad solution even more differentiated in the rapidly moving cyber security environment.

“As fifth generation cyberattacks increasingly target enterprise cloud environments, so our Gen V cyber security solution must effectively protect this vector,” added Shwed. “This acquisition will enhance our ability to deliver the benefits of cloud with the critical security that must extend from the networks, endpoints and data centres to the cloud and mobile enterprise-wide.”

Dome9 had secured almost $30 million in funding during its history, with this publication reporting in April last year about a $16.5m round led by SoftBank.

You can find out more about the acquisition here.

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