October 2, 2023

Check Point Software set to purchase an early-stage SaaS security startup Atmosec to anticipate and block threats from malicious applications

Atmosec will give clients a better understanding of what’s going on with the SaaS platforms – such as Office 365, Salesforce, and GitHub – that power their business. Each of these platforms has thousands of apps behind the scenes, and some of them are malicious.

The deal comes less than a month after Check Point agreed to buy New York-based zero trust network access and secure web gateway firm Perimeter 81 for $490 million


Atmosec can plug into office productivity tools, CRM environments, dev environments, and HR platforms to provide customers with a picture of what’s happening and take down threat activity. With Perimeter 81’s ZTNA and SWG assets together with Atmosec’s SaaS security tool and Check Point’s native SD-WAN tool, the firm will allow the firm to deliver consolidated single-vendor SASE

Check Point has also built out organic security service edge capabilities as part of its Harmony Connect tool focused on detecting, stopping, and understanding known, unknown, and zero-day vulnerabilities.

Organizations have struggled with usability when it comes to deploying and maintaining SASE platforms given the latency associated with routing traffic through faraway places. Few organizations have opted to enforce fewer security controls to not hinder usability. When configured properly, SASE both prevents threats and delivers an excellent experience.

Perimeter 81 will bring a native, private virtual network to Check Point’s customers through a variety of providers, while Atmosec will provide the SaaS platform, and Harmony Connect will deliver the security layer. Manor plans to track the breadth of SaaS security services adoption by existing Check Point customers and the level of engagement with the company’s SASE tool.

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