Zscaler said it will acquire Avalor, an Israeli startup that launched just 26 months ago, in a move that will aim to scale up Avalor's Data Fabric for Security.

The deal reportedly cost Zscaler $350 million, according to Globes. Zscaler, which said it paid mostly cash, is in a battle with CrowdStrike and Palo Alto Networks to convince enterprises to consolidate on their cybersecurity platforms. Microsoft and other giants are also in the mix.

Avalor's Data Fabric for Security includes 150 pre-built integrations to identify and predict vulnerabilities. Zscaler plans to add its 400 billion Zscaler transactions and its Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange to Avalor's platform. Avalor will continue to run as an independent unit.

Cybersecurity players are racing to add AI to platforms to combat emerging threats from AI.

Jay Chaudhry, CEO of Zscaler, said "with the Avalor acquisition, we can more effectively identify vulnerabilities, while predicting and preventing breaches."

Here's a look at Avalor's features. 

Avalor CEO Raanan Raz said in a blog post arguing the Zscaler purchase accelerates its plans:

"By building on the flexible, extensible data model at the heart of the Avalor Data Fabric for Security, Zscaler now has the opportunity to dramatically advance the state-of-the-art in security insights. By applying the power of AI to this breadth of data, we can help organizations automate security operations across vulnerability discovery and prioritization, attack path and kill chain analysis, and threat remediation and prevention."