Check Point acquires data security startup Liquid Machines

Check Point, global internet security solutions provider, said it acquired privately-held data security company Liquid Machines.
Liquid Machines specializes in data protection and has 12 issued and pending patents for document encryption and content security. The acquisition, completed today, will broaden Check Point’s extensive data security portfolio.

Check Point’s data security strategy focuses on securing data throughout its lifecycle. The Liquid Machines technology will be part of Check Point’s future product suite and will enable secure sharing of documents.

The companies have obtained the required government and regulatory approvals and the deal is expected to close immediately.

“It is a great extension to our data security portfolio and will strengthen Check Point’s security vision,” concluded Gil Shwed, chairman, founder and chief executive officer of Check Point Software Technologies.

Liquid Machines is a US based company, headquartered in Waltham, MA, operates in the field of Enterprise Rights Management. Liquid Machines was founded in 2001, and its customers include Fortune 100 companies in the financial services, utility and industrial sectors.

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