Akamai to acquire website security company ChameleonX

Akamai Technologies has agreed to acquire ChameleonX, an Israel-based company with a solution to protect websites from attacks using credit card skimming and user credential theft via malicious or compromised third-party scripts.
Akamai for IoT“Protecting websites from malicious client-side code is a concern to customers, driven by significant, persistent and effective attack activity over the last year that has resulted in both detrimental incidents of data loss and fines,” said Craig Adams, senior vice president and general manager of Akamai’s security and performance business units.

Maor Hod is the CEO and co-founder of ChameleonX. Tel Aviv, Israel-based ChameleonX is a privately funded company.

The acquisition of the ChameleonX team and technology align with Akamai’s organic product development and threat research to deliver a solution that detects and blocks active attacks without limiting the use of website technologies or impacting the customer experience.