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Symantec Acquires Zero Trust Cloud Security Startup Luminate Security

Symantec announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Luminate Security, an Israel-based company that specializes in securing access to corporate applications in hybrid cloud environments. 

Luminate emerged from stealth mode in March 2018 and had raised $14 million in funding.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The company’s Secure Access Cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform relies on BeyondCorp, a zero-trust enterprise security model developed by Google that shifts access controls from the network perimeter to individual devices and users.

“Luminate’s Secure Access Cloud is natively constructed for today’s cloud-oriented, perimeter-less world. This technology allows enterprises to scale private, 'no DNS' access control, granting user connections only to the specific applications and resources for which they are authorized,” the company explains

“Now and in the future, we anticipate more and more corporations will operate their business on infrastructure that is managed by multiple third parties such as Azure, AWS and Google. In this rapidly evolving world, trust in external infrastructure must be carefully considered as corporations can outsource infrastructure but must also remain responsible for data and users,” Greg Clark, president and CEO at Symantec, said in a statement. 

With the acquisition, Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform will allow customers to adopt a Zero Trust architecture and add secure user-specific access for workloads and applications, regardless of where they are deployed or what infrastructure they are accessed through.

Symantec’s Secure Access Cloud service is available immediately. 

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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.