Check Point Software Technologies has purchased enterprise rights management vendor Liquid Machines in a move to add document encryption to its data security portfolio.
Check Point Software Technologies has acquired Liquid Machines for
an undisclosed sum in a bid to strengthen its data security story.
At the heart of the deal is Liquid Machines' document encryption
technology, which Check Point said extends its ability to secure data
throughout the data lifecycle. According to Check Point, the deal adds to
a portfolio that already includes data leak prevention products and full disk encryption.
Check Point plans to sell and support Liquid Machines' existing
products, and will be releasing new products based on Liquid
Machines' technology in 2011, Ben Khoushy, vice president of
endpoint and data security at Check Point, told eWEEK.
"An organization's ability to secure
content and data is a constant and increasing concern, especially in
consideration of the growing mobile workforce," he said, calling the
acquisition "a natural extension of Check Point's portfolio to ensure
all sensitive data is fully secure with the addition of document
Based in Waltham, Mass., Liquid Machines has focused on the
enterprise rights management space since its founding in 2001. The
company has partnered in the past with other security companies such as
Symantec and McAfee.
"We've found Liquid Machines to provide the best technology for
end-to-end data security and we are looking forward to having it as
part of Check Point's security architecture," said Gil Shwed, CEO of
Check Point, in a statement.