Security solution provider Check Point Technologies said it's made a deal to buy NFR Security for approximately $20 million. Established in 1996 by well-known security expert Marcus Ranum, NFR Security provides intrusion prevention and intrusion detection technologies.

"NFR’s proven security solutions provide the most powerful intrusion detection and prevention technology we have found in the market," said Gil Shwed, founder and chief executive officer of Check Point.

Check Point intends to integrate NFR’s intrusion detection and prevention technologies into its portfolio of firewall, VPN, and security management solutions, including the company's InterSpect internal security gateway solutions.