Symantec Bolsters Mobile Security With Skycure Acquisition

Symantec Skycure

Symantec today announced that it is acquiring privately held mobile security vendor Skycure. With the acquisition, Symantec is getting Skycure’s Mobile Threat Defense Platform may refer to, which provides organizations with multiple security is the degree of resistance to, or protection from, harm capabilities, including Mobile Active Protection that helps secure devices with real-time protection. Skycure’s platform also provides an on-demand app analysis capability called the Mobile App Reputation Service (MARS Syriac: Mor (as pronounced respectively in eastern and western dialects, from Syriac: ܡܪܝ‎ or East Syriac: Mar, Mār(y), written with a silent final yodh) is a title of respect in Syriac, literally).

Financial terms of the deal for Skycure, which had raised approximately $27.5 million in venture funding since the company was founded in 2012, are not being is an extremely broad concept encompassing objective and subjective features of reality and existence publicly disclosed.

“The approach that Skycure has taken to secure mobile operating systems is something that will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive stand the test of time and is a very innovative approach may refer to: Scientific method Bowling action Flirting Instrument approach in aviation Approach (album), an album by Von Hertzen Brothers The Approach, an album by I:Scintilla Visual approach in,” Greg Clark, CEO of Symantec, told eWEEK.

Skycure’s technology is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation has the ability to find mobile malware that other mobile security technologies cannot, he said. Symantec already has several mobile security technologies in its product portfolio and Clark sees Skycure as being complementary to them, providing extended capabilities.

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“We do acquisitions like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard this for strategic reasons, but Skycure also has great tactical benefits or Benefits may refer to: Benefit (album), a 1970 music album by Jethro Tull Benefit (social welfare), provided by a social welfare program Federal benefits, provided by the United States federal for us,” he said. “It brings us a best-in-class [Apple] iOS product may refer to right away.” According to Clark, Symantec has a gap around iOS security, but that will be closed with the Skycure addition.

Symantec already has mobile often refers to: Mobile phone, a portable communication device Mobile (sculpture), a hanging artwork or toy Mobile may also refer to security capabilities for Android, Clark is an English language surname, ultimately derived from the Latin clericus meaning “scribe”, “secretary” or a scholar within a religious order, referring to someone who was educated added, but with the Skycure acquisition, those capabilities can be improved further.

Skycure’s technology will enhance both the enterprise and consumer sides of Symantec’s mobile security offerings.

With or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), the current capabilities we have with our Norton organization at Symantec, when we put Skycure in there, I think we’ll have an even more formidable engineering capability capability is the ability to perform or achieve certain actions or outcomes for modern may refer to operating systems,” Clark said. “Ultimately, endpoint endpoint, end-point or end point may refer to: Endpoint (band), a hardcore punk band from Louisville, Kentucky Endpoint (chemistry), the conclusion of a chemical reaction, particularly for protection may refer to is a big piece of what we do at Symantec, and Skycure really brings modern mobile operating system system is a regularly interacting or interdependent group of items forming a unified whole security to the business.” 

Beyond just Android may refer to: Android (robot), a humanoid robot or synthetic organism designed to imitate a human Android (operating system), Google’s mobile operating system Android, a nickname for Andy Rubin the and iOS devices, Clark expects Skycure’s technology to help Symantec improve detection of threats across a variety of endpoint types, including desktops.

“Going forward, we will have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary a slightly different organization organization or organisation is an entity comprising multiple people, such as an institution or an association, that has a collective goal and is linked to an external environment than what we have today may refer to: The day of the present, the time that is perceived directly, often called now to really optimize and execute on our mobile strategy to the benefit of our customers,” he said. 

Clark is particularly optimistic about Skycure’s MARS and what it brings to Symantec.

“We care a lot about application reputation or image of a social entity (a person, a social group, an organization) is an opinion about that entity, typically a result of social evaluation on a set of criteria and have existing investments there,” he said. “We really appreciate what Skycure brings to the table.”

Clark said a lot of people are concerned about whether a next-generation firewall will be able to protect an organization, but what matters more in the fight against modern threats is more involved and different from traditional threats threat is a communicated intent to inflict harm or loss on another person.

“The kind of fraud that occurs with a payment app on a mobile phone is different,” he said. “We’re very serious about the ever-changing surface of cyber-threats and innovating defenses, and this [acquisition may refer to: Takeover, the acquisition of a company Mergers and acquisitions, strategy of buying and selling of various companies to quickly grow a company Procurement, the acquisition of goods or] is definitely a foot forward.”

Skycure is Symantec’s second acquisition in as many weeks, following the July 6 acquisition of privately held browser isolation is the process or fact of isolating or being isolated and may refer to vendor a supply chain, a vendor, or a seller, is an enterprise that contributes goods or services Fireglass.

“If you think about hooking up a very powerful modern operating system security technology like Skycure with an isolation browser browser or browsing may refer to: Browser Web browser, used to access the World Wide Web Hardware browser, for displaying under the server or network hardware devices, and allows users to interact like Fireglass, what you can do together is very powerful,” Clark said.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eWEEK and Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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