Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the largest pure-play security vendor globally, today announced the acquisition of Hyperwise. Hyperwise is a privately held, early-stage company that has developed a unique and cutting-edge CPU-level threat prevention engine that eliminates threats at the point of pre-infection. The unrivaled exploit prevention technology provides a higher catch rate of threats and provides organizations an unmatched level of protection against attackers.
Current approaches to threat prevention have traditionally focused on detecting and blocking malware only after the malware is already active, resulting in an unaddressed threat gap in the earlier phases of attack. With the acquisition of Hyperwise’s advanced technology, Check Point will now address this gap by enabling the detection of threats at the pre-infection stage. The integration of CPU level Threat Prevention will block previously undetected attacks and should increase Check Point’s industry-leading Threat Emulation malware catch rates.
Hyperwise is a stealth-mode private company started in 2013 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel. The acquisition of Hyperwise will bring advanced technology and a highly skilled team of industry-leading engineers to Check Point. The Hyperwise founders and team will immediately be integrated into Check Point’s operations, and the technology will be integrated into the existing Check Point Threat Emulation portfolio. The transaction is not expected to have a material effect on financial results. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Security technology innovation needs to outpace threat innovation,” said Gil Shwed, CEO and Chairman of Check Point Software Technologies. “The acquisition of Hyperwise brings important technology and deep expertise that will extend Check Point’s threat prevention leadership. As we integrate the next generation OS and CPU level threat protection into our Threat Emulation offering, Check Point bolsters customers’ cyber defense strategies to identify and stop the broadest range of attacks at the first point of contact.“