SlickLogin, an Israel-based security startup, announced on its website that it is now a part of the world's largest internet company, Google.
Google's primary focus is to improve overall security on the Internet and to make this happen the company has acquired yet another security startup, SlickLogin, after it bought Impermium in January. The move follows a series of cyber threats in the digital world with attacks on major media and corporate organizations like Skype, Snapchat, CNN, TIME and many others.
SlickLogin is an Israel-based security company that was launched five months ago in September at TechCrunch Disrupt. The company introduced a new technology that offers an alternate audio log-in method and gives an extra layer of protection. For it to work, users need to just place their smartphones next to their tablet or laptop and a companion mobile app will analyze the almost inaudible sound sent from a computer's speaker and send a signal back to the server to let a user log-in.
The news of the acquisition was confirmed on SlickLogin's official web page. "Today we're announcing that the SlickLogin team is joining Google, a company that shares our core beliefs that logging in should be easy instead of frustrating, and authentication should be effective without getting in the way," the security company wrote.
Though not confirmed, SlickLogin's audio-based authentication could see itself fit right in Google's login system in the near future. Considering the growing mobile market, the web giant may also integrate the feature in future handsets using its Android platform. Google has still not revealed it plans for the company. It might have something completely new in store for SlickLogin, which will be revealed in time.
Google also confirmed the acquisition in a statement sent to TechCrunch, but the financial details of the deal were not revealed.
Google's effort to "make the internet safer for everyone" is a robust plan, as the company has already made two acquisitions this year. The last acquisition was a security startup Impermiumin January that fights and controls spam, web abuse and online fraud. The acquired companies have a common goal but unique ways to battle cyber crimes. Google's concern toward cyber security dates back to the time when it became the first company to introduce two-factor verification for its free web service. Along with developing the technology for consumers, the web giant is finding ways to improve user security.
SlickLogin is the brainchild of three graduates of the Israel Defence Force's cybersecurity unit, Or Zelig, Eran Galili, and Ori Kabeli. These tech geniuses have deep experiences with information security projects after working on them for more than six years. The trio started their project a year ago with the simple goal of making the authentication process seamless and secure.