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Avanan acquisition by Check Point

Aug 31—A fast growing cloud email company, Avanan, has been acquired by Check Point Software Technologies.

With the email threat landscape becoming wider every year, the integrated Check Point Software and Avanan platform will deliver best-of-breed cloud e-mail malware protection and expand security to SaaS collaboration suites.

Email technologies have expanded and moved from on-premise to the cloud. As many as 95% of cyber attacks targeting enterprise networks occur due to phishing campaigns. The cloud email threat landscape has never been more extensive. In 2020, the number of phishing attacks doubled. Reports indicate that nearly every Microsoft Office 365 user on the planet experienced at least one cyber security attack.

About Avanan

In 2015, Avanan emerged as the world’s fastest growing cloud-email security provider. The firm developed a patented application-programming interface (API) solution to stop email based threats before then arrive in an individuals’ inbox. The application works for both internal and external emails and relies on AI-based engines.

Avanan grew to more than 100 employees in a mere six years. The company currently works with over 5,000 customers. Avanan’s security solution deploys within the span of a few minutes and can be configured with a few quick clicks. 

Check Point’s acquisition

“More and more businesses are moving to cloud-email platforms and with email becoming a major channel to launch devastating cyber-attacks, this acquisition represents a huge potential as organizations are looking for a new approach to email and collaboration suite security,” says Dr. Dorit Dor, Check Point’s Chief Product Officer.

“By integrating Avanan into Check Point Infinity, organizations will be able to modernize legacy solutions with email security as-a-service and protect cloud email and collaboration suites from the most sophisticated attacks.  We’ve been using the Avanan technology as an OEM for the last 3 years and I am confident that with this new addition, customers will enjoy the best email security with the best cyber security capabilities.”

Avanan + Check Point

With their combined resources, Avanan and Check Point will be able to:

  • Modernize legacy solutions (SEG) with email security-as-a-service and protect cloud email in less than 5 minutes.
  • Stop 30% more infected emails than any conventional email security solutions with best—of-breed malware protection and no impact on productivity. In turn, this will minimize phishing attacks and prevent malicious files from hitting inboxes, it will eliminate hazardous clicks on emails and more.
  • Protect email data loss (internal and external) with the most secure and flexible solution. Security administrators will have multiple response actions to protect data before it leaves organizations.
  • Protect SAAS collaboration suites such as OneDrive, Google Drive, Teams, Share Point, Slack, Box and more, from Malicious URLs, infected files, and data loss prevention (DLP).

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