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HP Acquires Endpoint Security Provider Bromium


HP has acquired Bromium, a company that provides virtualization-based endpoint security products, for an undisclosed sum. The company plans to integrate Bromium's technology into its security platform, according to a prepared statement.

Bromium offers application isolation technology that helps organizations stop cyberattacks, the company said. This technology isolates all content into hardware-enforced micro-virtual machines (VMs) to eliminate false alerts and accelerate emergency patching and threat remediation.

Furthermore, each Bromium VM runs a unique, single task, and if its behavior deviates from the norm, notifies an organization's security operations center (SOC) team, the company noted. This ensures organizations can quickly identify cyber threats and retrieve and analyze data across a cyberattack's kill chain.

Are Endpoint Security Solutions Effective?

The global endpoint security market is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7 percent between 2017 and 2024 and could be worth $7.5 billion by 2024, industry analyst Market Study Report indicated. However, questions persist about the effectiveness of endpoint security solutions, which is reflected in the "2019 Endpoint Security Trends Report" from endpoint security company Absolute.

Key findings from Absolute's report included:

  • 42 percent of all endpoints are unprotected at any given time.
  • On average, 2 percent of endpoint agents fail per week.
  • Client patch management agents fail around 50 percent more often than encryption agents.

Organizations must analyze their endpoint security to identify blind spots or opportunities to strengthen their security posture, Absolute stated. In doing so, organizations can understand what is happening on their devices and reduce security failures.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.