F-Secure Acquires Little Flocker to Bolster Mac Security Capabilites
European Cybersecurity company F-Secure has acquired Mac security app Little Flocker, for an undisclosed sum, according to a release.
While most Mac security solutions rely on traditional signature-based malware detection, Little Flocker protects Macs by using advanced behavioral based analysis, and monitors apps that attempt to access confidential files and system resources. It also detects and blocks Mac ransomware. Little Flocker’s develloper, security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski, recently took a job with Apple
F-Secure plans to integrate 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.
Little Focker’s tech will also be available as a standalone tool called F-Secure XFENCE, which will be available via a free technology beta.
“Macs have become an appealing entry point for attackers seeking to penetrate organizations. With Little Flocker’s technology, we will enhance the behavioral blocking capabilities in our Mac endpoint protection to stop modern adversaries cold”, said Mika Ståhlberg, Chief Technology Officer at F-Secure.