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Symantec Acquires 2 Companies to Beef Up Endpoint Security

Appthority offers comprehensive mobile application security analysis.

Edward Gately

November 5, 2018

2 Min Read
Endpoint Security Management

Symantec has acquired Appthority and Javelin Networks as key technology integrations for its Integrated Cyber Defense platform.

Appthority offers comprehensive mobile application security analysis, giving Symantec customers the ability to analyze mobile apps for both malicious capabilities, and unsafe and unwanted behaviors, such as vulnerabilities, risk of sensitive data loss, and privacy-invasive actions.

Javelin offers advanced software technology to defend enterprises against Active Directory-based attacks. Javelin’s team and its technology now are part of Symantec’s endpoint security business.


Symantec’s Sri Sundaralingam

Sri Sundaralingam, Symantec’s head of product marketing for enterprise security products, tells Channel Partners these acquisitions are part of his company’s overall strategy to provide comprehensive endpoint security for traditional and modern endpoints – Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS, and Android – and enable customers to respond to an evolving threat landscape.

“Symantec partners will soon benefit from an expanded endpoint security portfolio,” he said. “Javelin Network’s technology is planned to be rebranded and provided as a standalone product. Appthority will be integrated within Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile (SEP Mobile).”

Prior to the acquisition, Appthority was a Symantec Ventures portfolio company. Symantec Ventures invests in early stage cybersecurity startups that solve problems for enterprises and consumers.

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Last year, Symantec acquired Skycure, a mobile threat defense (MTD) technology that allowed the launch of Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile (SEP Mobile). Appthority’s technology will be built into SEP Mobile, further enhancing Symantec’s ability to protect the broadest spectrum of modern endpoints and operating systems.

“Armed with Symantec’s … security research and tools, SEP Mobile integrated with Appthority technology is expected to deliver the most comprehensive Mobile Threat Defense solution, with enhanced app analysis capabilities, both in real-time and on-demand,” said Anne Bonaparte, Appthority’s CEO.

Both Javelin and Appthority partners will be invited to join the Symantec Channel Partner Program, Sundaralingam said.

“With our Integrated Cyber Defense platform, Symantec now stands as the only company that offers solutions that can protect modern and traditional endpoints … at the device, application, network, identity and cloud layers,” he said.

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About the Author(s)

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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