Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, has acquired Skycure, a leader in mobile threat defense. Skycure combined with Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform offers customers access to comprehensive and effective endpoint protection offerings across traditional and mobile devices, with enhanced capabilities for mobile devices, applications, network gateways and data protection. To date, Symantec has invested in mobile security through SEP Cloud and Norton Mobile product lines. The protection capabilities in those product lines will expand with this acquisition and puts Symantec on the path to protect more than 1 billion endpoints.
Skycure was founded on the belief that true enterprise mobile security could only be achieved by building from the ground up a solution of a type that did not yet exist – one that understands the unique characteristics of mobile devices and mobile productivity, and the ways in which cyber criminals attempt to compromise them.
By thinking like the malicious hackers that daily threaten the security of organizations through its mobile devices, it became obvious that only a single, unified solution that seamlessly addressed all attack vectors would be effective. This could not be achieved by building on traditional security platforms or by extending consumer mobile security solutions.
The result is Skycure Mobile Threat Defense, a layered, holistic solution that leverages on-device, in-cloud and crowd-based intelligence to effectively defend against mobile malware, network-based threats, device vulnerabilities and physical attacks. Add our Research Labs, staffed with the brightest minds in the security community, and we continue challenging the state of mobile security and hold the #1 position in mobile threat defense, mobile threat protection and mobile threat prevention proven by our commanding lead in attaining Fortune 500 customers.
Skycure was founded by two security industry veterans and former members of Unit 8200. Far more than just creating and running the leading mobile threat defense (MTD) company, they have helped to define the effective strategies for the MTD industry, and continue to set the bar for maximum security and minimum impact on device and user productivity.
Our market success and the strength of our execution and effectiveness at driving revenue with complementary solutions has also attracted influencers from the Leading EMM providers to our board, including VMware AirWatch, MobileIron, Citrix XenMobile, Microsoft, and IBM MaaS360.
Skycure is the leader in mobile threat defense. Skycure’s platform offers unparalleled depth of threat intelligence to predict, detect and protect against the broadest range of existing and unknown threats. Skycure’s predictive technology uses a layered approach that leverages massive crowd-sourced threat intelligence, in addition to both device- and server-based analysis, to proactively protect mobile devices from malware, network threats, and app/OS vulnerability exploits. Skycure Research Labs have identified some of the most-discussed mobile device vulnerabilities of the past few years, including App-in-the-Middle, Accessibility Clickjacking, No iOS Zone, Malicious Profiles, Invisible Malicious Profiles, WifiGate and LinkedOut. The company is backed by Foundation Capital, Shasta Ventures, Pitango Venture Capital, New York Life, Mike Weider, Peter McKay, Lane Bess, and other strategic investors.