September 29, 2017 |

F-Secure acquires ‘Little Flocker’ to provide next-generation Mac protection

Made available as F-Secure XFENCE, Little Flocker’s technology will enhance F-Secure’s corporate and consumer macOS security solutions by adding advanced behavioural malware blocking. Buckinghamshire, UK – 6th April 2017: Cyber security company F-Secure has acquired Little Flocker, the most advanced security technology available for Macs, from a private app developer. Most Mac security solutions rely […]

Made available as F-Secure XFENCE, Little Flocker’s technology will enhance F-Secure’s corporate and consumer macOS security solutions by adding advanced behavioural malware blocking.

Buckinghamshire, UK – 6th April 2017: Cyber security company F-Secure has acquired Little Flocker, the most advanced security technology available for Macs, from a private app developer. Most Mac security solutions rely entirely on a traditional signature-based approach against malware, but cannot protect Mac users from modern targeted attacks. Little Flocker protects Macs by using advanced behavioural based analysis, and monitors apps that attempt to access confidential files and system resources. It also detects and blocks Mac ransomware. F-Secure will build Little Flocker’s next-generation security engine into its new XFENCE technology. XFENCE will complement F-Secure’s existing endpoint solutions to provide advanced behavioural Mac protection for both corporate and consumer customers.

 

The myth of Macs not requiring protection against ransomware, backdoors and other software vulnerabilities is fading away. Advanced persistent threat actors are increasingly focusing on Macs due to Apple’s popularity among senior-level employees and other high-value targets. By acquiring Little Flocker’s core technology and implementing it into F-Secure’s endpoint protection portfolio as XFENCE, F-Secure will further enhance its products’ existing cyber security capabilities for the sophisticated detection of zero-day attacks, regardless of the platform customers choose.

 

“Macs have become an appealing entry point for attackers seeking to penetrate organisations. With Little Flocker’s technology, we will enhance the behavioural blocking capabilities in our Mac endpoint protection to stop modern adversaries cold,” said Mika Ståhlberg, chief technology officer at F-Secure.

 

F-Secure plans to enrich Little Flocker’s core technology with its security cloud and implement it into Protection Service for Business – a security solution with centrally managed computer, mobile and server security with integrated patch management and mobile device management. The technology will later be available to consumer customers as part of F-Secure SAFE – a multi-device security offering.

 

For tech savvy users, the company will continue to offer the tool as next-generation cyber security solution F-Secure XFENCE, which will be available via a free technology beta at https://campaigns.f-secure.com/xfence.

 

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About F-Secure

Nobody knows cyber security like F-Secure. For three decades, F-Secure has driven innovations in cyber security, defending tens of thousands of companies and millions of people. With unsurpassed experience in endpoint protection as well as detection and response, F-Secure shields enterprises and consumers against everything from advanced cyber attacks and data breaches to widespread ransomware infections. F-Secure’s sophisticated technology combines the power of machine learning with the human expertise of its world-renowned security labs for a singular approach called Live Security. F-Secure’s security experts have participated in more European cyber crime scene investigations than any other company in the market, and its products are sold all over the world by over 200 broadband and mobile operators and thousands of resellers.

 

Founded in 1988, F-Secure is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

 

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F-Secure media relations 

Geoff Dorrington

PR manager, F-Secure UK & Ireland

E: geoff.dorrington@f-secure.com

T: 01753 376592

 

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