Cradlepoint, a subsidiary of Ericsson, announced that it has acquired Israel-based Ericom Software and their advanced enterprise cloud-based security platform to solidify Cradlepoint’s SASE and zero trust offerings for hybrid 5G and wireline environments.
Cradlepoint’s acquisition of Ericom is a component of their strategy for building a full-stack security service optimized for 5G. Ericom’s zero trust and cloud-based security solutions will form the basis of the new Cradlepoint NetCloud Threat Defense cloud service, expanding the company’s mobile-capable and router-integrated SASE and zero trust portfolio of solutions for fixed-site, remote worker, in-vehicle and IoT use cases.
Networking and security are converging, and the cloud is increasingly leveraged as the preferred SASE delivery mechanism. Cradlepoint’s acquisition of Ericom should position the company well to capitalize on these trends, especially in organizations considering 5G deployments.
Ericom developed its security solution using their experience in remote access and cloud-delivered web security technologies. It provides organizations with a set of integrated security controls including secure web gateway, remote browser isolation, cloud access security broker, zero-trust network access, and others. The security solution is delivered on a distributed cloud network deployed across various tier-1 cloud infrastructure partners.
Cradlepoint will integrate the NetCloud Threat Defense cloud service with the company’s recently announced NetCloud Exchange SD-WAN offering.