Check Point Software Technologies, a cybersecurity company, announced today that it will take over the Israeli cloud security startup Dome9 Security. In doing so, it aims to strengthen its cloud security offering. Although the amount of the acquisition has not been formally disclosed, it appears to be 175 million dollars in cash and shares.

That’s what the Times of Israel writes in a message about the takeover. The timing of the takeover is a nice one, because earlier today a new study showed that more and more companies are switching to the cloud for security reasons. This is now mentioned as a transition in addition to the flexibility and scalability offered by the cloud.

Automate security

Founded in 2011, Dome9 provides a cloud firewall that uses automation tools to defend networks against newly discovered zero-day vulnerabilities and exploits. It secures remote access to networks and centralizes policies through a platform that allows customers to simplify their security operations and accelerate compliance.

Dome9 customers use the platform to secure multicloud projects on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure Cloud and Google Cloud Platform, among others. Customers include multiple Fortune 1000 companies, global system providers and managed service providers.

Enriching cloud offerings

In a statement, Gil Shwed, the CEO of Check Point, announced that the Dome9 platform will enrich his cloud offering. The intention is to add the Dome9 feature to Check Point’s Infinity Architecture, primarily to reinforce the CloudGuard security product. In this way, we make our broad solution even more differentiated in the rapidly changing cybersecurity environment.

Shwed also states that cyber attacks today are increasingly focused on business cloud environments. For this reason, Check Point’s cybersecurity solution must effectively protect this vector. He added that the acquisition of Dome9 will strengthen Check Point’s ability to provide critical security to networks, endpoints and data centers.

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