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Check Point Acquires Web Application Security Startup ForceNock

Enterprise cybersecurity solutions provider Check Point Software Technologies on Monday announced that it has acquired ForceNock, an Israel-based company specializing in securing web applications and APIs.

Founded in 2017, ForceNock has developed patent-pending web application and API protection (WAAP) technology that leverages machine learning, behavioral analysis, and reputation-based analysis.

Check Point says it plans on integrating this technology into its Infinity total protection solution.

“Check Point is committed to providing the most comprehensive security architecture to prevent current and future generations of cyber attacks. The growing usage of platforms – Cloud, Network, Mobile, Endpoint and IoT – requires complete, simple to deploy and easy to use security technologies,” said Dr. Dorit Dor, VP of products at Check Point.

“Incorporating ForceNock’s technology into our Infinity Architecture will enable us to continue to provide the highest level of security for our customers worldwide and strengthens our machine learning protection capabilities,” Dor added.

Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Check Point has acquired a significant number of companies in the past years, including PointSec, NFR Security, Nokia Security Appliances, FaceTime Communications, Liquid Machines, Dynasec, SofaWare, Hyperwise, Lacoon Mobile Security and, most recently, Dome9 Security.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.