Check Point Buys Liquid Machines for ERM Business
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.