Considered as one of the leading cyber security company in world, Symantec Corp. has announced its plan of expanding its wings by entering into an agreement to acquire U.S. and Israel-based Skycure, a mobile threat defense company. Once the acquisition process is completed, Skycure’s threat detection technique will enable Symantec’s enterprise and its consumer mobility offerings to help organizations address the needs of the increasingly mobile workforce, thus helping them in ensuring that devices are risk-free and fully secured while accessing corporate resources.
“One of the most dangerous assumptions in today’s world is that iOS and other mobile devices that employees bring into the office are safe, but the apps and data on these devices are under increasing attack. We believe that tomorrow’s workforce will be completely mobile and will demand a cyber defense solution that travels with them,” said Greg Clark, Symantec CEO.
Symantec’s researchers had discovered more than 600 new vulnerabilities on iOS and Android operating system last year, and mobile malware were detected doubled to a total of 18.4 million. To combat this hindrance, Skycure uses artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to provide a unified solution that proactively protects mobile devices across all major mobile operating systems, thus delivering unparalleled depth of threat intelligence to predict and detect the broadest range of threats.
With the incorporation of Skycure’s technologies, Symantec will be in a top position to serve partner for telecommunications companies seeking to build comprehensive mobile security solutions for their end users.