Symantec Corp. is acquiring Israeli cybersecurity startup Fireglass, the company said on Thursday, in a small deal designed to boost its products that protect corporate email and web browsing from threats.
Fireglass specializes in an area of security called “browser isolation,” a technology that creates virtual websites allowing users to browse any content without having viruses touch their network.
CEO Greg Clark also stated that..
“Browser isolation” is an area that Symantec had been looking to enter for some time.
While it’s what I would call a ‘tuck-in’ acquisition, it will be very valuable to us as we bring it to our customers,”
Symantec has been one of the most serial acquirers in security companies in recent years, gobbling up Lifelock for $2.3 billion earlier this year and Blue Coat for $4.65 billion in 2015.