Check Point Software Technologies acquires Avanan in an undisclosed deal

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Check Point Software, a cyber security solutions provider, has purchased Avanan, a cloud email security business. The combination of Avanan and Check Point architecture is projected to provide the finest degree of cybersecurity to remote employees all around the world.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a cyber security solutions provider for corporate enterprises and governments, has announced that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Avanan, a cloud-email security company. The deal is anticipated to be finalized soon.

For emails and SaaS collaboration suites, Avanan technology provides the highest level of security. The world’s most secure email security product will be delivered by integrating Avanan into the Check Point Infinity unified architecture. This will be the only unified solution in the market to protect remote workers against harmful files, URLs, and Phishing across email, collaboration suites, web, network, and endpoints, using proprietary technology created and built for cloud email environments.

The integration of Avanan technology into the Check Point Infinity architecture is expected to provide the highest level of security to remote workforces around the world, as it will be the only unified solution that will protect against malicious files, URLs, and phishing across email, collaboration apps, web, network, and endpoints.   

More and more businesses are moving to cloud-email platforms, and with email becoming a major channel to launch devastating cyber-attacks, this acquisition represents a huge potential as organizations are looking for a new approach to email and collaboration suite security. By integrating Avanan into Check Point Infinity, organizations will be able to modernize legacy solutions with email security-as-a-service and protect cloud email and collaboration suites from the most sophisticated attacks. We’ve been using the Avanan technology as an OEM for the last three years, and I am confident that with this new addition, customers will enjoy the best email security with the best cyber security capabilities.

Dorit Dor, chief product officer at Check Point

Avanan is a cloud-email security vendor formed in 2015. Using AI-based engines, the company created a proprietary application programming interface (API) solution to eliminate email threats before reaching the inbox (inline) for internal and external emails. It protects over 5000 customers and 2.5 million inboxes with over 100 workers. The solution installs in minutes and can be adjusted with only a few clicks.

Avanan’s journey to reinvent email security is starting a whole new chapter. By merging with Check Point Software, we are combining Avanan’s best in class AI that catches the sophisticated email-borne attacks everyone else misses, with Check Point Software’s unparalleled security capabilities and threat intelligence. With Check Point Software’s global organization, we plan to bring our joint solution to all organizations, of all sizes and geographies, to anyone that needs better security for their email and collaboration suite.

Gil Friedrich, CEO and co-founder of Avanan
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