McAfee has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Baltimore-based Light Point Security. Upon the completion of the acquisition, the Light Point Security team will join McAfee. Neither of the companies revealed the price of the deal.
Light Point Security was founded by NSA employees in 2010. The company is a pioneer in browser isolation and protects its users from zero-day and other emerging malware and credential phishing attacks by isolating browser sessions. Its proprietary technology delivers complete isolation and prevents nefarious elements from attacking a client’s browser.
Post the acquisition, McAfee is looking forward to integrate Light Point Security’s browser isolation technology into McAfee Secure Web Gateway. The integration will add to the comprehensively McAfee’s inbound and outbound protection for all web and cloud traffic. The company also plans to integrate browser isolation into the MVISION UCE solution. This will enable customers to apply better threat protection policy across their network and SaaS applications.
Zuly Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of Light Point Security said: “We’ve been recognized for revolutionizing the way that organizations think about security; now we will be joining a leading standalone cybersecurity player to be part of the next revolution. Together, we’ll advance McAfee’s mission to protect the world from cyber threats while supporting customers as they accelerate their own businesses by removing limitations.”