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Symantec Acquires Israel’s Luminate, with an Eye on Cloud Security

Cyber security firm Symantec Corp announced Tuesday that it has acquired Israel’s Luminate Security in an effort to boost its security systems for cloud computing.

Luminate is a Tel Aviv-based firm, which also has offices in Palo Alto, CA. The company was founded in 2017 by 3 Israeli entrepreneurs; Ofer Smadari, Leonid Belkind and Eldad Livni were all IDF veterans from the army’s cyber defense unit. Luminate provides a secure communications channel between users and corporate resources and applications stored in a hybrid cloud and says its technology can securely connect users from any device, anywhere in the world, to corporate applications on-premises and in the cloud.

“Luminate incorporated into Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense puts us at the forefront of security in the cloud era,” said Symantec chief executive Greg Clark.

“Secure and private access is a cornerstone of cyber defense,” Clark continued. “We are excited to partner with the Luminate team and look forward to rapid delivery of this unique capability to our customers and continuing to provide quantifiable value to their cloud journey.”

Luminate’s secure access tech helps extend Symantec’s defense platform to cloud workloads and apps regardless of location or infrastructure.

“As a partner, our integration with Symantec were successful in reducing complexity and increasing security for joint customers. With this next step, we look forward to fully integrating across the entire portfolio and delivering even more innovation to offer complete security for the Cloud Generation,” said Ofer Smadari, CEO, Luminate Security.

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