Symantec Acquires Firms Offering Enterprise, Mobile Security Capabilities

The cyber security software company Symantec [SYMC] on Monday said it has made two acquisitions that provide it with capabilities to protect enterprises against active directory-based attacks and help secure mobile applications.

The acquisition of privately-held Javelin Networks provides Symantec with capability to counter threats to Microsoft Active Directory services, which are an increasingly popular attack vector, the company said.iStock Cyber Lock

“In the cloud generation, identity management services such as Active Directory, are a critical part of a user’s interaction with their organization’s applications and services,” Javed Hasan, senior vice president of Endpoint and Data Center Products at Symantec, said in a statement. “They are also a critical information repository that attackers regularly exploit.”

Separately, Symantec acquired Appthority, a privately-held company that provides comprehensive analyses for mobile applications, further strengthening its endpoint security solutions. Symantec said that Appthority’s technology will be included in its Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile.

“Mobile apps are a critical threat vector that every company must address to protect their enterprise security,” Adi Sharabani, senior vice president for Modern OS Security at Symantec, said in a statement. “The Appthority technology extends SEP Mobile’s capabilities in limiting unwanted app behaviors, supporting regulatory compliance, and assessing vulnerabilities.”

Terms of both deals were not disclosed.





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