McAfee has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire browser isolation vendor Light Point Security. Upon the close of the acquisition, the Light Point Security team will join McAfee.
Founded by former NSA employees, Light Point Security’s solution can protect users from zero-day and other emerging malware like Ransomware and credential phishing attacks by isolating browser sessions in a remote virtual environment outside of the corporate network.
Light Point Security utilizes proprietary technology to deliver highly performant, complete isolation, preventing elements of a page from reaching or being able to attack a client browser.
McAfee plans to integrate Light Point Security’s browser isolation technology into McAfee Secure Web Gateway, complementing its existing comprehensive inbound and outbound protection for all web and cloud traffic. With this combination, enterprises will be able to prioritize both security efficacy and user experience by removing user exposure to malware while maintaining responsive access to legitimate websites and cloud applications.
Additionally, McAfee plans to integrate browser isolation into the newly released MVISION UCE solution, which includes McAfee Secure Web Gateway, McAfee Data Loss Prevention and MVISION Cloud (CASB), thus enabling a complete and simplified implementation of the SASE Architecture. This will allow customers to apply a consistent threat protection policy across their network and SaaS applications, such as Office365 and other collaboration applications.
“Web browsing is one of the most common threat vectors for endpoints to get infected. Adding Light Point Security’s capabilities into our products will create solutions that enable our customers to mitigate web-based threats without impacting user experience,” said Ash Kulkarni, EVP and Chief Product Officer, Enterprise Business Group, McAfee.
“Light Point Security’s browser isolation capabilities will bolster the McAfee Unified Cloud Edge offering to make it a preferred solution for security-focused businesses without compromising on productivity.”
“Light Point Security’s technology enables users to browse any website safely, securely and without limitations, without having to keep up with website changes. This stops attacks launched against a web browser before they can even enter the network without hampering user experience,” said Zuly Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of Light Point Security.
McAfee’s agreement to acquire Light Point Security demonstrates how McAfee continues to strengthen its solutions through innovation and acquisition to provide its customers with state-of-the-art solutions to prevent and detect threats without limiting performance.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.