Cradlepoint has acquired Ericom, a cloud security platform

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Cradlepoint, a subsidiary of Ericsson, has announced the acquisition of Ericom Software, which will support Cradlepoint’s strategy of developing a full-stack enterprise security service optimized for 5G. The deal’s value was not disclosed in the announcement.

The new Cradlepoint NetCloud Threat Defense cloud service will be built on Ericom’s zero trust and cloud-based security solutions, expanding the company’s mobile-capable and router-integrated SASE and zero trust portfolio of solutions for fixed-site, remote worker, in-vehicle, and IoT use cases.

Networking and security are rapidly merging within the enterprise, and the cloud is increasingly being used as the preferred SASE delivery mechanism, says Will Townsend, vice president and principal networking and security analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy.

With the acquisition of Ericom and its zero trust security capabilities, Cradlepoint should be well positioned to capitalize, particularly in organizations considering a 5G-centric deployment approach.

Ericom developed its security solution by leveraging its deep expertise in remote access and cloud-delivered web security technologies. It offers organizations a comprehensive set of integrated security controls aligned with Gartner’s Secure Access Service Edge SASE framework, such as secure web gateway SWG, remote browser isolation RBI, cloud access security broker CASB, zero-trust network access ZTNA, and more.

The combination of Cradlepoint’s enterprise networking expertise and Ericom’s innovative SSE and zero trust security solutions will create a powerful capability to meet the increasing demand for cloud-based secure network solutions, says Ericom CEO David Canellos.

The acquisition strengthens our ability to meet global enterprises’ cybersecurity needs as they accelerate their rapid adoption of 5G technologies.We are looking forward to this exciting new chapter and the opportunities it brings.

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