McAfee to Buy Light Point Security


McAfee, a device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, is to acquire Light Point Security, LLC, a Baltimore, MD-based provider of browser isolation solutions.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Upon the close of the acquisition, the Light Point Security team will join McAfee. The company 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.

Founded by former NSA employees and led by Zuly Gonzalez, CEO, Light Point Security provides a solution that 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. The company utilizes proprietary technology to deliver complete isolation, preventing elements of a page from reaching or being able to attack a client browser.



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