Check Point acquiring Israeli cybersecurity startup Spectral for $60 million
Founded in 2020, Spectral’s developer-first approach to security focuses on code safety and trust, fast code scanning, and simple developer experience
Israeli cybersecurity unicorn Check Point announced on Tuesday the acquisition of Spectral, an Israeli startup, which provides developer-first security tools. With this acquisition, Check Point will extend its cloud solution, Check Point CloudGuard, with the developer-first security platform and provide the widest range of cloud application security use cases including Infrastructure as Code (IaC) scanning and hardcoded secrets detection.
Spectral was founded by Dotan Nahum (CEO), Idan Didi (COO), Uri Shamay (Chief Architect), and Lior Reuven (VP Engineering). Spectral employs 20 people and raised a $6 million Seed round last year.
Gil Schweid, CEO of Check Point. Photo: Yair Sagi
Founded in 2020, Spectral’s developer-first approach to security focuses on code safety and trust, fast code scanning, and simple developer experience. Spectral’s solutions deploy in less than five minutes and fast code scanning delivers comprehensive and accurate results within seconds. The tools are used by developers from over 300 organizations worldwide.
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“As leaders in IT security Check Point is constantly looking at how cloud security will morph in the future so we can invest today in securing whatever comes next,” said Dr. Dorit Dor, Chief Product Officer at Check Point. “The acquisition of Spectral, further emphasizes our commitment to cloud developers. This is Check Point´s fifth cloud security acquisition in the last three years, reaffirming our commitment to support the cloud developer´s community and our mission of delivering cloud security automation, usability, and trust across any cloud to every enterprise.”
"Spectral’s undertaking is to enable developers to build and ship software without worry. By joining Check Point, we will be able to help more developers, across more regions, and build our community and open source offering faster and more effectively,” says Dotan Nahum, CEO and co-founder of Spectral. “The combination of Check Point’s deep cloud security capabilities and threat intelligence tools with Spectral’s best in class security tools for developers will allow organizations to shift-left security with tools developers love and security teams trust.”