Check Point Software acquired Dome9 for $175 million in a deal that Check Point says will boost its cloud security portfolio.
Dome9’s software-as-a-service (PaaS) platform will add new capabilities — specifically cloud management and policy enforcement — to Check Point’s recently launched CloudGuard product portfolio. “Dome9 actively goes out across all your cloud assets and checks for policy compliance, and then automatically remediates it if anything is not as secure as your policy dictates,” said Peter Alexander, CMO of Check Point.
Dome9 already supports Check Point, but the company will work on further integrations between Dome9’s platform and Check Point’s CloudGuard infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) security product over the coming months. “It greatly compliments CloudGuard IaaS in that it’s a continuous protection tool for the entire cloud environment,” Alexander said.
Founded in 2011, Dome9 — like Check Point — is based in Tel Aviv, Israel. It provides cloud-native security capabilities across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) including visualization of security posture, compliance and governance automation, privileged identity protection, and cloud traffic and event analysis.
“You read about data being lost in the cloud and so many times it’s an error of configuration or lapsed security,” Alexander said. “This allows an enterprise to track its entire cloud deployment and ensure that doesn’t happen.”
The startup has raised $29.3 million to date. Its customers are Fortune 1000 companies, global system integrators, and managed services providers. These include Kellogg’s, Citric, Cloudera, the National Hockey League, Vanguard, and Virgin Pulse.