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Check Point Acquires Stealth-mode Security Startup

Network security firm Check Point Software Technologies announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Hyperwise, a privately held, security startup focused on CPU-level threat prevention technology.

According to Check Point, Hyperwise’s threat prevention technology enables the detection of threats at the pre-infection stage, while many threat prevention solutions focus on detecting and blocking malware only after the threats have been active.

Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, Hyperwise is a stealth-mode private company that was started in 2013.

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, Check Point said.

“The acquisition of Hyperwise brings important technology and deep expertise that will extend Check Point’s threat prevention leadership,” said Gil Shwed, CEO and Chairman of Check Point Software Technologies. “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."

The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. 

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.