Cloudflare, a cloud security provider established in 2009, has recently acquired browser security provider startup S2 Systems. The acquisition aims at integrating S2 Systems’ browser isolation technology that combines speed, reliability, and protection to prevent browser-based attacks with Cloudflare’s new product offering, “Cloudflare for Teams”.
The acquisition was closed for an undisclosed amount on December 31, 2019. S2’s team of 10 members from Kirkland, Seattle, is now officially a part of Cloudflare team. Cloudflare, who already has 200 plus centers across the globe, will now expand services in Seattle to accommodate its new employees.
Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO at Cloudflare, said, “People and the teams within an organization can now access the tools they need to do their daily job and are safe from malware and other online threats. The browser isolation technology will run across Cloudflare’s entire global network, bringing it within milliseconds of virtually every Internet user.”
Cloudflare for Teams will be further segmented into two parts, Cloudflare Access and Cloudflare Gateway. They will offer services as per organizational and user requirements. Cloudflare Access is a Zero Trust identity and access management tool designed to help companies ensure that their employees are using the most up-to-date software on their devices. Whereas, the Cloudflare Gateway protects organizations and its people from internet threats. Cloudflare Gateway has three versions: Gateway, Gateway Pro, and Gateway Enterprise.
Cloudflare for Teams has been built with a view to helping build a better, faster and safer internet for the future. It will also help secure mobile and cloud-enabled internet in a better way