Israel’s Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., the largest pure-play security vendor globally, announced the acquisition of Hyperwise, a privately held, early-stage company that has developed a unique and cutting-edge CPU-level threat prevention engine that eliminates threats at the point of pre-infection.
The company boasts that its “unrivaled” exploit prevention technology provides a higher catch rate of threats and provides organizations an unmatched level of protection against attackers.
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As technology progresses and people have no choice but to use their smart phones and tablets to communicate with their banks and credit card companies, the issue of cyber security becomes ever more important. The more advanced the tech, the more open it is to hackers and so the greater a need there is for companies like Check Point to protect people and businesses from all the threats of theft and fraud.
Current approaches to threat prevention have traditionally focused on detecting and blocking malware only after the malware is already active, resulting in an unaddressed threat gap in the earlier phases of attack. With the acquisition of Hyperwise’s advanced technology, Check Point states that it will now address this gap by enabling the detection of threats at the pre-infection stage. The integration of CPU level Threat Prevention will block previously undetected attacks and should increase Check Point’s industry-leading Threat Emulation malware catch rates.
Hyperwise is a stealth-mode private company founded in 2013 that is currently headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel. The acquisition of Hyperwise, says Check Point, will bring advanced technology and a highly skilled team of industry-leading engineers to the company.
The Hyperwise founders and team will immediately be integrated into Check Point’s operations, and the technology will be integrated into the existing Check Point Threat Emulation portfolio. The transaction is not expected to have a material effect on financial results. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Security technology innovation needs to outpace threat innovation, ” said Gil Shwed, CEO and Chairman of Check Point Software Technologies. “The acquisition of Hyperwise brings important technology and deep expertise that will extend Check Point’s threat prevention leadership. As we integrate the next generation OS and CPU level threat protection into our Threat Emulation offering, Check Point bolsters customers’ cyber defense strategies to identify and stop the broadest range of attacks at the first point of contact.“