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Palo Alto spends big, acquiring 2 Israeli security firms

The US security multinational confirmed the acquisition of Dig Security last week and should announce a Talon Cyber Security acquisition shortly.

user icon David Hollingworth
Mon, 06 Nov 2023
Palo Alto spends big, acquiring 2 Israeli security firms
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Palo Alto confirmed it was purchasing Israeli start-up Dig Security, and now, this week, it’s looking like the company will continue its spending spree to acquire corporate browser developer Talon Cyber Security.

Palo Alto will snap up the company for around $625 million if the early reports are correct, and a solid portion of that money will be going directly to Talon’s 130 employees. About $75 million will be spread among the company’s workforce, no doubt making for more than a few overnight millionaires.

Talon is the developer of a Chromium-based browser called TalonWork, an enterprise-grade browser that offers secure access to cloud-based applications. The browser can encrypt files before downloading and is designed to block attacks targeting its rendering engine.


Talon Cyber Security was only formed in 2021.

The Dig Security acquisition was confirmed by Palo Alto on 31 October, with the company announcing a definitive agreement had been entered into by both companies. Dig also works in the cloud security space.

“As companies build AI-enabled applications, there will be a substantial increase in the amount of data transferred to the cloud,” said Lee Klarich, Palo Alto’s chief product officer, in a statement. “Dig’s highly innovative [Data Security Posture Management] technology helps safely enable this shift, and its dedicated team will complement and help advance Palo Alto Networks’ strengths across cloud security.”

“The announcement of our intent to join forces with Dig reinforces our longstanding commitment to our team in Israel and to continue growing our footprint with its talented and dedicated cyber security professionals.”

David Hollingworth

David Hollingworth

David Hollingworth has been writing about technology for over 20 years, and has worked for a range of print and online titles in his career. He is enjoying getting to grips with cyber security, especially when it lets him talk about Lego.

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