NSO Group, a leading technology developer that licenses software solutions, has acquired Convexum, a Tel Aviv-based start-up.
Convexum develops technology that counters the rogue operation of airborne drones.
Commenting on the move, Shalev Hulio, CEO of NSO, said: “As drone defense is becoming increasingly important for public safety, Convexum fits perfectly into our overall corporate vision of providing law enforcement and intelligence agencies the tools they need to stop serious organized crime and terrorism.”
Adding: “We plan to further develop and strengthen the already market-leading technology of Convexum. The new addition to NSO’s portfolio further secures NSO as a true partner for governments in their ongoing fight to protect lives.”
Founded in 2015 by Gilad Sahar, Niv Magen and Tom Gol, Convexum says it has pioneered a unique approach to mitigating drone threats that adapts well-tested cybersecurity methods to protect against hostile or unauthorised drone intrusions without creating collateral damage or interference to surrounding communications.
The firm says its platform is the only solution on the market that can effectively take over and safely land any unauthorized drone attempting to penetrate a protected perimeter.
Convexum also claims the platform has proven effective against nearly every drone model available on the commercial market.