McAfee acquires Light Point Security for browser isolation environments
McAfee will integrate remote browser isolation capabilities into MVISION UCE
McAfee, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Light Point Security which will join the McAfee Team. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Light Point was founded by former NSA employees that implemented browser isolation, a system where web content can not get on a user's computer. Gartner has identified remote browser isolation as a recommended capability of SASE components . According to Gartner, “remote browsing is becoming a recognized method to keep the browsing away from the endpoint and to enforce policies on the interactions.” Gartner recommends organizations consider remote processing in any risk-averse environment .
Light Point Security’s solution can protect users from zero-day and Ransomware and credential phishing attacks by isolating browser sessions in a remote virtual environment outside of the corporate network. Light Point Security utilizes technology to deliver complete isolation, preventing elements of a page from reaching or being able to attack a client browser.
McAfee will integrate Light Point Security’s browser isolation technology into McAfee Secure Web Gateway, complementing its existing inbound and outbound protection for all web and cloud traffic.
“Web browsing is one of the most common threat vectors for endpoints to get infected. Adding Light Point Security’s capabilities into our products will create solutions that enable our customers to mitigate web-based threats without impacting user experience,” said Ash Kulkarni, EVP and Chief Product Officer, Enterprise Business Group, McAfee. Light Point Security’s browser isolation capabilities will bolster the McAfee Unified Cloud Edge offering to make it a preferred solution for security-focused businesses without compromising on productivity.”
“Light Point Security’s technology enables users to browse any website safely, securely and without limitations, without having to keep up with website changes. This stops attacks launched against a web browser before they can even enter the network without hampering user experience,” said Zuly Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of Light Point Security.