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Malwarebytes Strikes Enterprise Security Takeover

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Two enterprise security companies are merging as Malwarebytes is acquiring Saferbytes, the companies revealed Tuesday (Feb. 7).

According to an announcement, Malwarebytes, which provides malware detection, prevention and remediation services for enterprises, will take over security startup Saferbytes, which similarly provides anti-malware solutions for companies. Malwarebytes said it is particularly interested in leveraging Saferbytes’ existing Deepviz application, which integrates into existing company security solutions.

Malwarebytes added that it will use the takeover to enhance its existing intelligent enterprise security detection and mitigation solutions, as well as expand globally.

“We are committed to keeping customers safe from the most dangerous cyberthreats through continued advancement of our technologies,” said Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski in a statement. “Adding Saferbytes to the Malwarebytes team is a crucial step in enhancing our incident response offering and expanding our global footprint as a company.”

“We have been incredibly impressed with what they have built and look forward to working together to keep businesses safe from cyberthreats,” the CEO added.

Meanwhile, Saferbytes CEO Marco Giuliani said the deal will promote the advancement of detection technology for the enterprise customer.

“I have always envied the team at Malwarebytes for building innovative technologies and developing one of the most popular anti-malware solutions on the market,” Giuliani said. “Since meeting the Malwarebytes executive team for the first time, it was clear to me that we shared the same vision for building technologies to enable our customers to have the best protection available.”

Malware is a critical threat to enterprises with analysts warning that cyberthieves are now using cloud technology to sell Malware-as-a-Service to would-be criminals. The 2016 Trustwave Global Security Report identified the trend as one that has resulted in a thriving, on-demand business.

“Developers create tools that they sell or rent to customers through online black markets, complete with sales, money-back guarantees and reputation systems to provide customers with assurances that they won’t get ripped off,” the report said last year.

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