January 23, 2020 – AhnLab, Inc., a leader in cyber threat analysis, has acquired Jason, an AI-based security startup. AhnLab has finalized the acquisition following the Stock Purchase Agreement (SPA) and 60% share purchase. AhnLab has previously collaborated and invested in security startups, such as ‘Whykeykeysoft’ and ‘Spiceware.’
Jason, established in April 2017, is a security vendor that develops JMachine, an AIOps (Artificial Intelligence for IT operations) system for finance and enterprise users. Through the acquisition of Jason, AhnLab plans to expand its business and enhance its security solutions by applying Jason’s AI-based anomaly detection and analysis technology. Even after the acquisition, AhnLab plans to operate Jason as an independent subsidiary under the leadership of the current CEO, Kim Kyung-hwa.
CEO of AhnLab, Suk-kyoon Kang said, “Security utilizing AI technology is more important than ever, as it has been selected as one of Gartner's top 10 strategic technologies in 2020. We plan to strengthen our response capability for advanced cybersecurity threats by integrating the large amount of threat data that AhnLab has compiled with Jason’s AI security technology.”
AhnLab plans to strengthen its technology and business in the era of digital transformation through the partnership of various startups.
About AhnLab, Inc.
Founded in 1995, AhnLab, Inc., a leader in cyber threat analysis, delivers comprehensive protection for endpoints, networks, transactions, and essential services. AhnLab provides best-of-breed threat prevention that scales easily for high-speed networks by combining cloud analysis with endpoint and server resources. AhnLab's multidimensional approach combines with exceptional service to create truly global protection against attacks that evade traditional security defenses. That’s why more than 25,000 organizations rely on AhnLab’s award-winning products and services to make the internet safe and reliable for their business operations.