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Symantec Acquires Appthority And Javelin Networks

Both buys bolster the cybersecurity company's endpoint security business.

It's two-for-Monday, with Symantec announced the acquisitions of a pair of privately held companies: Appthority and Javelin Networks.

Appthority's mobile application security analysis technology will be incorporated into Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile (SEP Mobile), which Symantec acquired in 2017 when it purchased Skycure. Appthority's capabilities will boost Symantec customers' ability to analyze mobile apps for anything that could be considered malicious or unwanted.

Appthority, founded in 2011, was a Symantec Ventures portfolio company. According to Symantec, the acquisition is effective today.

In addition, Javelin Networks today joins Symantec's endpoint security business. Its software defends against Active Directory attacks by detecting misconfigurations and backdoors and helping to prevent reconnaissance and credentials misuse by authorized devices and applications.

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