Juniper Networks Announces Acquisition of Mykonos Software
Juniper Networks, (Sunnyvale, CA., USA) an industry leader in network innovation, has announced it has acquired Mykonos Software, a leading provider of Intrusion Deception Systems that protect websites and web applications. This acquisition allows Juniper to extend its security portfolio with the only intrusion deception system in the industry capable of detecting an attacker before an attack is in progress. Under the terms of the agreement, Juniper acquired Mykonos Software for a cash purchase price of approximately $80 million.
Web applications are among the largest unprotected attack surfaces and the frequency of attack is increasing.1 Companies need a proactive approach to web application security beyond traditional defenses. The combination of Juniper’s strong protection for known attacks with Mykonos Software’s deception-based technology to protect against zero-day attacks and advanced persistent threats delivers clear advantages for customers looking to reduce security risk and lower total cost of ownership.
Mykonos’ groundbreaking deception-based technology can actively prevent attackers and stop even the most sophisticated zero-day web attacks. It is the only company that can catch an attack in progress, profile the attack, learn the attacker’s behavior, and then use that behavior to thwart future attacks.
“With this acquisition, Juniper is driving security innovation with disruptive technology that breaks from conventional ideas. Juniper’s strong history of technology execution combined with Mykonos’ accomplished team ideally positions us to deliver an end-to-end security portfolio that provides an always protected environment across devices, applications, the network and the cloud.” Nawaf Bitar, senior vice president and general manager, Security Business Unit at Juniper Networks
Mykonos Software’s technology will become a key component of Juniper’s long-term vision to deliver an always protected environment across devices, applications, the network and the cloud.
Together with Mykonos, Juniper is transforming the security industry and changing the ROI of hacking by making it costly, time consuming and tedious for attackers to chase after false data. With Mykonos Software’s real-time protection, monitoring and forensic capabilities that can neutralize threats as they occur, companies can prevent loss of data and save potentially millions of dollars from prevention of fraud or lost revenue.
Unlike current solutions such as web security appliances and Web Application Firewalls (WAFs), Mykonos provides device level tracking beyond IP address tracking that allows for attackers to be uniquely identified, monitored and blocked.
With the acquisition of Mykonos Software, Juniper Networks extends its security footprint to bring next-generation, deception-based web application security to physical, virtual and cloud environments. Customers will benefit from a proactive security approach that empowers customers to stop hackers in real-time, backed by Juniper’s scale and overall security portfolio, and strong services and support capabilities.
1. Source: Verizon Business 2011 Data Breach Investigations Report
Source: Juniper Networks