Check Point Software set to buy Perimeter 81 for $490M, a startup that helps workers securely log into their companies’ internal applications. The deal expect to complete by September 30.
Perimeter 81 is a secure access service edge platform. SASE products establish network connections that an organization can use to remotely access its internal applications. The software also secures those network connections against hacking attempts.
By using Perimeter 81’s platform, a company can ensure that employees only have access to applications they require for their work. The platform also makes it possible to regulate user activity in additional ways when necessary. If workers only use a certain application two days a week, Perimeter 81 could block access during the other five days.
Perimeter 81, SASE platform includes, among features, a tool that protects workers from malicious websites while they’re browsing the web. Perimeter 81 says that the tool can block multiple types of threats, including polymorphic malware or malware, that rewrites its own code to evade detection.
Perimeter 81’s platform is one of several SASE products on the market. One way the startup has sought to differentiate its software from rival products is by making it relatively easy to use. According to Perimeter 81, administrators can deploy its platform in as little as one hour instead of the weeks usually required for the task.
Check Point Software plans to integrate Perimeter 81’s technology into its Infinity offering. Infinity enables enterprises to purchase several of Check Point Software’s cybersecurity products through a single subscription. The company says that the product bundle can help customers cut their cybersecurity costs by up to 20%.