Distributed denial-of-service mitigation and infrastructure provider Cloudflare kicked off the new year with the acquisition of a browser security firm and the launch of a new security service that includes a combination of identity and access management, endpoint protection, and Internet filtering.
Cloudflare announced that it has acquired browser-isolation technology vendor S2 Systems Corp., whose product runs browser code in the cloud as a way to protect endpoints from Web-borne threats. Cloudflare also rolled out Cloudflare for Teams, a combination of two products that underscores the company's deeper dive into security services. The S2 buy and new security rollout come just a few months after Cloudflare's initial public offering in September of last year.
Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare, says the new Teams services use the same technology that the company built for its own internal Internet proxy-style infrastructure.