Symantec acquires Appthority to Enhance Protection from Mobile Application Vulnerabilities

Symantec now stands as the only company that offers solutions that can protect modern and traditional endpoints

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Symantec Corp. announced its acquisition of Appthority, a privately held company that offers comprehensive Mobile Application Security Analysis. This technology gives Symantec customers the critical 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.

The acquisition of Appthority demonstrates Symantec’s continued commitment to securing modern (e.g. iOS, Android) endpoints and operating systems, as it brings innovation to its portfolio that addresses this vital security need. Last year, Symantec acquired Skycure, a leading Mobile Threat Defense (MTD) technology, that enabled 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. This extends Symantec’s leadership in delivering the most comprehensive endpoint security solution available (recently named a leader by the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Forrester Wave for Endpoint Security Suites, and AV-Test Institute Best Protection Awards).

With its Integrated Cyber Defense platform, Symantec now stands as the only company that offers solutions that can protect modern and traditional endpoints (Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS, and Android) at the device, application, network, identity and cloud layers.

Symantec also announced its acquisition of Javelin Networks, furthering its commitment to endpoint innovation. Javelin Networks is a privately held company that offers advanced software to help enterprises defend against Active Directory-based attacks.

“Mobile apps are a critical threat vector that every company must address to protect their enterprise security,” said Adi Sharabani, SVP, Modern OS Security. “The Appthority technology extends SEP Mobile’s capabilities in limiting unwanted app behaviors, supporting regulatory compliance, and assessing vulnerabilities.”

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