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Tel Aviv-based Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) is said to have acquired Israeli cyber-security start-up Hyperwise Security for $80 million, according to Calcalist. According to Reuters, Check Point said it paid “tens of millions of dollars” for Hyperwise, a company with roots in Israel’s military intelligence and electronic espionage Unit 8200. Gil Shwed, Check Point’s CEO, said the company was looking for more acquisitions as businesses want to buy from one firm. “Today there are technological advances that can prevent many sophisticated attacks,” he told a news conference. “But most customers are not using them.” Check Point, founded in 1993, is the largest pure-play security vendor globally. It develops, markets, and supports a range of software, combined hardware, and software products and services for information technology security worldwide. Check Point has annual revenue of $1.5 billion, and a market capitalization of $14.9 billion. Hyperwise is an enterprise APT protection startup based in Israel, still in stealth mode. The company develops an innovative solution to combat APT attacks better and faster than any other product exists today in the market, according to its profile on CrunchBase. Hyperwise was co-founded by serial enrtrepreneurs Shlomo Kramer, Mickey Boodaei, and Aviv Gafni.]]>