Acquisition brings machine learning app and API security capabilities to vendor’s Infinity Architecture
Check Point Software Technologies on Monday said it had acquired ForceNock Security, an Israel-based firm specializing in Web Application and API Protection (WAAP) technology.
The Lowdown: Checkpoint is expected to add ForceNock’s machine learning, behavioral, and reputation-based WAAP security engines to its consolidated Infinity Architecture protection platform.
The Details: Founded in 2017 in Tel Aviv, Israel, ForceNock claims to deliver WAAP solutions powered by machine learning, as well as behavioral and reputation-based analysis. ForceNock officials say the combination of sophisticated approaches allows its offerings to provide effective, accurate protection with a minimum of custom tuning and reduced management of configurations and rules.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Background: The ForceNock buy marks the second acquisition in less than three months for the Tel Aviv, Israel, and San Carlos, Calif.-based Check Point. In October 2018, Check Point bought public cloud platform security specialist Dome9 for an undisclosed amount in another move to bolster its Infinity platform.
Also notable, Check Point tapped former VMware Americas channel leader Frank Rauch earlier this month to take over worldwide channel sales. Rauch will report to recently appointed Chief Customer Officer Dan Yerushalmi, who oversees global sales.
The Buzz: “Check Point is committed to providing the most comprehensive security architecture to prevent current and future generations of cyber attacks. The growing usage of platforms [such as] cloud, network, mobile, endpoint, and IoT requires complete, simple to deploy and easy to use security technologies,” said Dr. Dorit Dor, Check Point’s vice president of products.