This deal, which was reported more than a month ago, has closed. Palo Alto Networks now gets Cyvera’s zero-day exploit defenses as part of its arsenal.

Cybersecurity vendor Palo Alto Networks finally made it official Monday: It has acquired Israeli-rooted security firm Cyvera for about $200 million.

I’m not sure what the holdup was but El Haaretz reported that the deal, worth about $190 million, was nearly done in mid February. At that time Palo Alto did not return calls for comment and Cyvera had no comment

In a statement, Palo Alto Networks CEO Mark McLaughlin said Cyvera “extends our next-generation security platform with a very innovative approach to preventing attacks on the endpoint.”

Some 55  Cyvera employees, including 37 engineers out of Israel, will join Palo Alto as part of this acquisition.

Cyvera, based in Tel Aviv, prides itself on its ability to find and stop “zero-day attacks” — those  for which there is no signature to look out for.

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  1. Ben La Marca Monday, March 24, 2014

    It would be great to get some real details on the status of Juniper Network’s patent infringement lawsuit against Palo Alto Networks. Have you dug into this subject?

  2. bestburgerinla Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    “El Haaretz” ? LMAO !

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