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Symantec Gets Browser Isolation With Fireglass

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Symantec acquires Fireglass, Israeli vendor of browser isolation technology able to protect against ransomware, malware and phishing threats. Financial details of the deal are not available.

SymantecThe core Fireglass offering is a browser isolation platform allowing users to browse the web in a highly secure way. Organisations can isolate uncategorised websites, unknown links and email attachments, reducing attack surface significantly. The solution is delivered either on-premises, as a cloud services or in a hybrid model, and promises a "transparent and worry-free end user experience."

"We’ve long admired Symantec for their leadership in protecting customers’ critical information," the company says says. "Fireglass’ industry-leading isolation technology helps customers battle zero-day attacks and other serious vulnerabilities, making it an essential element for protecting email, messaging and web browsing. It easily integrates with existing security solutions and across all forms of the endpoint including Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and all others including browser-enabled IoT devices. With Symantec’s global scale, we’re excited to bring this groundbreaking technology into the hands of more customers.”

The deal is expected to close in Q3 2017. Symantec hopes to start offering Fireglass technology soon afterwards.

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