Lookout has acquired CipherCloud, a cloud-native security company that operates in the emerging Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) market. By combining the Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security with the CipherCloud SASE technologies, Lookout believes it will deliver the industry’s first end-to-end platform that secures an organisation’s entire data path from endpoint to cloud.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome the CipherCloud team to Lookout,” said Jim Dolce, CEO, Lookout. “Our two organisations share a common passion for accelerating cloud adoption with cloud-native solutions that secure mission-critical data. Joining forces with CipherCloud is the next phase of our enterprise market expansion, extending our reach from the endpoint into the cloud where the applications and data reside. Through this combination, we will deliver endpoint-to-cloud security by tying together elements of our individual solutions into a single cloud-delivered offering.”
CipherCloud solutions span several developing SASE categories, including Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Zero-Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and Data Loss Prevention (DLP). According to the manufacturer, when combined these solutions deliver comprehensive visibility, data security, threat protection and compliance for cloud-based applications.
“As a pioneer of the Cloud Access Security Broker market, CipherCloud has enabled organisations around the world to achieve their digital transformation,” added Pravin Kothari, Founder and CEO, CipherCloud. “Today, we take the exciting next step on the road to SASE by integrating our strengths with those of Lookout to deliver endpoint-to-cloud security for the modern workforce.”
The need for an integrated endpoint-to-cloud security solution is accelerated by the proliferation of remote users, the adoption of cloud applications, data transitioning out of the corporate data center into the cloud and more network traffic flowing to public cloud services. To tackle the security challenges posed by these unstoppable trends, businesses need a unified platform that can track activity and enforce policies across the entire data path – from the endpoint device to cloud-based applications. With the signals and control points needed to stop zero-day attacks scattered across the entire end-to-end path, only a fully integrated solution can close the gaps created by multiple point products sourced from separate security vendors.
With the acquisition of CipherCloud, Lookout is squarely aligned with the shift to cloud infrastructure. The integration of CipherCloud and Lookout technologies will reportedly remove friction, increase usability and convenience, enable user freedom and reduce operational costs when compared to a collection of siloed point products.
The acquisition broadens the Lookout product portfolio as well as its community of customers and partners including carrier, cloud, channel, distributor and managed security service providers (MSSP). Kothari will join Lookout as EVP, Product and Strategy, SASE. As a part of the transaction, CipherCloud will operate under Lookout brand and leadership. Financial terms have not been disclosed.