Check Point has announced the acquisition of Spectral, an Israeli startup and key innovator in developer-first security tools designed by developers for developers. With this acquisition, Check Point will extend its cloud solution, Check Point CloudGuard, with developer-first security platform, and provide the widest range of cloud application security use cases including Infrastructure as Code (IaC) scanning and hardcoded secrets detection.
Accelerated digital transformation is pushing organizations to deploy new applications faster and innovate at an increasing pace. This, combined with the move to a distributed environment, is driving development teams to cloud native methods, such as low code platforms. By 2023, over 500 million digital apps and services will be developed and deployed using cloud-native approaches – the same number of apps developed in the last 40 years. This poses clear and immediate security risks to cloud applications, including data leakage, misconfigurations, and exposed secrets. To address this massive challenge, developers now require the right tools to ensure cloud security is implemented with no compromise on productivity.
Spectral, an Israeli startup founded in 2020, is a key innovator in developer security with a thriving open-source community. Spectral’s developer-first approach to security focuses on code safety and trust, fast code scanning and simple and cool developer experience.
Spectral tools will be integrated into Check Point’s Infinity security platform as part of its CloudGuard offering, making it the industry’s most comprehensive security platform, from code to cloud.
Spectral tools will be integrated into Check Point’s Infinity security platform as part of its CloudGuard offering, making it the industry’s most comprehensive security platform from code to cloud.
Spectral´s products will be available immediately under the CloudGuard product suite.