Today is a very exciting day for Perception Point. I am happy to announce that we’ve acquired Hysolate, a next-gen web isolation platform that takes an endpoint-centric approach to protect against malicious web-based threats. 

Why is this exciting for Perception Point customers? 

Perception Point initially started out as an Anti-Zero Day Attack company. We then leveraged this innovative (and patented) technology as a building block to first develop and deliver a cloud-native SaaS email security solution, further expanding our suite of products to cloud content collaboration channels. 

And the journey continues for us to deliver on our promise of protecting organizations no matter the size or industry, from threats stemming from the most attacked vectors. 

In our discussions with CISOs across the globe, we’ve learned that security leaders continue to view email and web as the most common attack vectors, especially as malicious actors become more sophisticated and organized in their attacks. Furthermore, digital transformation initiatives and remote work trends are fueling an increase in the amount of content-based attacks at unprecedented rates. Together, most security teams cannot keep up. 

Over the years, there have been different approaches towards protecting organizations against web-based attacks, but each has its own caveats. They are limited in their ability to detect multiple attack types, do not provide a good user experience, require significant investment from IT, and don’t justify their cost. 

We envision a completely new approach to this “old” problem; a solution that provides complete and comprehensive coverage for web security. A SaaS solution that is cloud-native and easy to deploy, that is built on user experience best practices and principles for any organization, no matter size or industry, including partners, MSPs/MSSPs. 

How does Hysolate help us achieve this vision? 

Recognized as a pioneer in the emerging category of local browser isolation, as defined by Gartner, Hysolate leverages groundbreaking virtualization technology to seamlessly isolate access to suspicious content, preventing the most impactful cyber threats. 

The Hysolate solution was initially deployed with a “hybrid” architecture in which enterprises could run multiple side-by-side operation systems. The company then introduced the first Isolated Workspace-as-a-Service (IWaaS) followed by an isolated browser, which took web security to the next level without impacting user experience. Hysolate allows users to safely access any unsafe website via their regular browser for a seamless experience. The browser is fully isolated within a local lightweight virtual machine, allowing users to access the content they need while keeping their organization safe. By isolating access to any suspicious URL (website) or downloaded file, Hysolate protects organizations by-design against any web-based threat. Additionally, Hysolate protects not just against external threats like ransomware or phishing, but also against insider threats and human error – protecting sensitive enterprise data against loss.

The benefits of integrating Hysolate’s isolation technology with our suite of products are clear. We are realizing our vision of delivering a comprehensive multi-layered cybersecurity defense across all communication channels, including email, cloud storage platforms, cloud apps, and CRM apps, and from today and onwards – web; in addition to preventing accidental data loss. Our rapidly growing customer base will now enjoy a one-stop shop for all content-based attacks with a full protection cycle – isolation of the activity, identification of the potential risk, containment of the attack, and full analysis of the event to protect and secure the organization’s digital assets and critical communication channels without compromising user experience. 

Onwards & upwards! 

We couldn’t be happier to welcome Hysolate to Perception Point. We’ve learned that we share a common culture that’s built on trust, teamwork, and a customer-first approach. We both care deeply about innovation and about our people and we’re excited about what we’ll be able to accomplish together!