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Check Point Acquiring Perimeter 81 to Deliver Accelerated SASE

Check Point will integrate Perimeter 81's capabilities into its Infinity platform.

Edward Gately

August 11, 2023

2 Min Read
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Check Point Software Technologies is shelling out $490 million to acquire Perimeter 81, a security service edge (SSE) and zero trust network access (ZTNA) provider.

With this acquisition, Check Point will help organizations accelerate the adoption of secure access across remote users, sites, cloud, data centers and the internet, all while aiming to deliver the most secure and fastest SSE solution in the market.

Check Point plans to leverage Perimeter 81´s capabilities and integrate them into its Infinity architecture to deliver a unified security solution across the network, cloud and remote users. Perimeter 81 is ideally positioned to support Check Point´s vision of delivering the industry’s “fastest, most secure” secure access service edge (SASE) solution.

Gartner sees the SASE market exceeding $20 billion by 2026, emphasizing the need for businesses to adopt a consolidated security architecture.

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The acquisition should close this quarter. Both companies are based in Israel.

Perimeter 81 to Help Check Point Deliver ‘Best’ Security

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Check Point’s Gil Shwed

“With the advent of hybrid work and the rise of cloud transformation, the demand for security services that expand beyond the network perimeter is increasing,” said Gil Shwed, Check Point’s CEO. “By leveraging Perimeter 81´s capabilities and integrating them into the Check Point Infinity platform, we continue with our vision to deliver the best security through comprehensive, collaborative and consolidated solutions.”

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Perimeter 81’s Amit Bareket

Perimeter 81 serves over 3,000 customers globally. The company offers a suite of capabilities, including zero trust access, and full mesh connectivity between users, branches and applications. This provides remote users secure internet browsing everywhere they go, while addressing cloud privacy violations.

“This strategic move marks an exciting period for our company, partners and customers,” said Amit Bareket, Perimeter 81’s CEO. “By joining Check Point, a global leader in cybersecurity for over 30 years, we aim to deliver the premier SASE platform in the market. Our interconnection represents a significant step towards a comprehensive and scalable security for the modern era. We look forward to the positive impact we will jointly create.”

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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