Bangalore: California based Palo Alto Networks acquires Silicon Valley based cyber security platform CirroSecure for an undisclosed amount. With the acquisition, Palo Alto Networks will expand its security platform’s ability. According to Palo Alto, adding CirroSecure’s technology to its network security platform will allow it to provide additional security for SaaS applications such as Box, Dropbox, GitHub, Google Drive and salesforce.com.
Incorporated in 2013 by Nishant Doshi and Vikrant Karvirm, CirroSecure focuses on protecting Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. The firm helps secure cloud applications by providing visibility across user, folder and file activity, while leveraging analytics into usage to determine if any policy or data security violations have occurred. CirroSecure technology applies deep analytics to determine if there are any DLP or compliance-related policy violations.
The firm prevents such policy violations through the use of granular, context-aware policies that allow customers to enable quarantine users and data, when a violation occurs. The new SaaS protection technology is expected to be available in the second half of 2015 as a new subscription-based service and part of Palo Alto’s enterprise security platform.