May 24, 2018

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Malwarebytes Acquires Binisoft to Expand Security Offering and Global Footprint

Binisoft Windows Firewall Control startup will strengthen Malwarebytes’ Endpoint Protection Platform

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 24, 2018  – Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, today announced the acquisition of Binisoft, a privately-held Romanian company that created Windows Firewall Control to improve how the product is managed and USB Flash Drives Control to regulate how USB removable drives are used. The company’s Windows Firewall Control is widely used by millions of users and will significantly enhance the Malwarebytes endpoint protection platform.

“We’ve seen tremendous demand from our customer base for these capabilities,” said Marcin Kleczynski, CEO, Malwarebytes. “With continued increases in cyberthreats, including malware that communicates and coordinates data theft, it is more important than ever for businesses to easily manage their Windows Firewall and establish communication policies to prevent programs from initiating unauthorized outbound connections. With the acquisition of Binisoft, Malwarebytes will provide an all in one solution well beyond having to manage a Firewall through Group Policy Objects or other Microsoft technologies.”

Enhanced Windows Firewall Control Security

Windows Firewall Control is a powerful product which extends the functionality of Windows Firewall by giving customers new features to improve the management experience and application rules of the product’s settings. The user is able to select security profiles ranging from no filtering (turns off Windows Firewall) to high filtering mode (blocks all inbound and outbound connections). For rules management, admins or users can allow or deny access to any application, disable, modify or delete rules from the current rule set and merge or create duplicate rules. It also has the ability to provide device control, restricting the use of USB drives. Binisoft Windows Firewall Control manages the native firewall from Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Server 2016 and Server 2012.

Malwarebytes Platform

Binisoft Windows Firewall Control will quickly integrate into the Malwarebytes platform, which simplifies the deployment and ongoing management of security solutions. Administrators benefit from broader visibility into endpoints existing within their environment.

Malwarebytes offers superior endpoint security technology and continues to achieve high sustained sales and organizational growth, strong recurring revenue, and positive cash flow generation. During the past 12 months, Malwarebytes experienced a seven-fold increase in large enterprise customers. The company has more than 60,000 B2B customers and 700 global employees and growing. The Binisoft acquisition closely follows two recent acquisitions of pivotal security companies including Saferbytes and AdwCleaner.

For the near term, Binisoft will retain its current name, supplemented by Malwarebytes branding. Malwarebytes is committed to maintaining the mission of the Binisoft products and its features.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. For further details on Binisoft, please visit: https://www.binisoft.org.

 

About Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes completely replaces antivirus solutions to remove the personal obstacles and business interruptions caused by modern cybersecurity threats. More than 60,000 businesses and millions of people trust Malwarebytes innovative machine-learning solutions and global team of researchers to identify emerging threats and to prevent and eradicate malware that antiquated security solutions miss and leave behind. For more information, please visit us at http://www.malwarebytes.com/.

Malwarebytes founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski started the company to create the best disinfection and protection solutions to combat the world’s most harmful Internet threats. Marcin was recently named “CEO of the Year” in the Global Excellence awards and has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology list and the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award, adding those to an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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