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Malwarebytes Buys Binisoft for Firewall Management

Vendor plans to integrate Binisoft's Windows Firewall Control into the Malwarebytes endpoint protection platform.

Malwarebytes is acquiring Binisoft, a privately held Romanian company, to strengthen its endpoint protection platform. Binisoft is behind Windows Firewall Control, designed to improve firewall management, and USB Flash Drives Control, which regulates the use of USB drives.

Windows Firewall Control extends Windows Firewall functionality with added management features and rules. Users can choose their own security profile, which range from no firewall filtering to denying all inbound/outbound connections. Admins or users can enable or block app access, disable or change rules from the current rule set, or merge or create duplicate rules. The tool manages the native firewall in Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Server 2012, and Server 2016.

Binisoft's tech will enable Malwarebytes to offer a platform that won't require admins to manage their firewall through Group Policy Objects or other Microsoft systems, says Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski.

This acquisition follows Malwarebytes' recent purchases of Saferbytes, an Italian startup with antimalware and cloud antivirus technologies, and AdwCleaner, which an adware cleaner and removal tool. Binisoft will retain its current name alongside Malwarebytes branding.

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