back to article Check Point snaps up mobile security outfit Lacoon

Check Point is buying Lacoon Mobile Security, in a deal that expands the security software firm beyond its core firewall and IDS market while pushing it further into mobile. Terms of the deal, announced Thursday, were undisclosed. Lacoon develops security apps for both iOS and Android, as well as marketing real-time mobile …

  1. Robert Helpmann??
    Childcatcher

    I would hate to say "I told you so."

    "Its technology detects device, application and in-network threats, important issues as enterprises struggle with the headache of supporting multiple devices that the BYOD trend entails."

    One of the most concise counterarguments against BYOD right there. The time and effort needed to manage and secure the hodgepodge of devices brought in by employees will far outweigh any potential savings to be gained by their use in the first place. The greatest cost of system ownership is typically the time spent administering the equipment and associated software. BYOD magnifies existing problems with dubious prospects for benefit*.

    * Unless you are an exec, in which case it is obvious that the short term gain of reducing equipment outlay is well worth the long term costs. That and being able to have the local PFY work on your computer and it be paid for by the company.

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