SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/22/12 -- Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced it has acquired Mykonos Software, the leading provider of Intrusion Deception Systems that protect websites and web applications. This acquisition allows Juniper to extend its security portfolio with the only intrusion deception system in the industry capable of detecting an attacker before an attack is in progress. Under the terms of the agreement, Juniper acquired Mykonos Software for a cash purchase price of approximately $80 million.
- Web applications are among the largest unprotected attack surfaces and the frequency of attack is increasing.(1) Companies need a proactive approach to web application security beyond traditional defenses. The combination of Juniper's strong protection for known attacks with Mykonos Software's deception-based technology to protect against zero-day attacks and advanced persistent threats delivers clear advantages for customers looking to reduce security risk and lower total cost of ownership.
- Mykonos' groundbreaking deception-based technology can actively prevent attackers and stop even the most sophisticated zero-day web attacks. It is the only company that can catch an attack in progress, profile the attack, learn the attacker's behavior, and then use that behavior to thwart future attacks.
- Mykonos Software's technology will become a key component of Juniper's long-term vision to deliver an always protected environment across devices, applications, the network and the cloud.
- Together with Mykonos, Juniper is transforming the security industry and changing the ROI of hacking by making it costly, time consuming and tedious for attackers to chase after false data. With Mykonos Software's real-time protection, monitoring and forensic capabilities that can neutralize threats as they occur, companies can prevent loss of data and save potentially millions of dollars from prevention of fraud or lost revenue.