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Check Point Buys Cloud Security Startup Dome9 for $175 Million

October 24, 2018 / Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

Check Point Software acquired Dome9 for $175 million in a deal that Check Point says will boost its cloud security portfolio. Dome9’s software-as-a-service (PaaS) platform will add new capabilities — specifically cloud management and policy enforcement — to Check Point’s recently launched CloudGuard product portfolio. “Dome9 actively goes out across all your cloud assets and checks for policy compliance, and then automatically remediates it if anything is not as secure as your policy dictates,” said Peter Alexander, CMO of Check Point. Dome9 already supports Check Point, but the company will work on further integrations between Dome9’s platform and Check Point’s CloudGuard infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) security product over the coming months. “It greatly compliments CloudGuard IaaS in that it’s a continuous protection tool for the entire cloud environment,” Alexander said.