(Updates from 12:55 p.m. ET with closing information.)

NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --As recent turbulence in Syria has led to

cyber attacks

on

The New York Times

, shares of cyber security companies have bounded higher, led by optimism the companies will see increased business.

Shares of

Symantec

(SYMC) - Get Report

rose 0.12% to $25.50 Wednesday morning. The maker of the popular antivirus software Norton AntiVirus, Symantec's clients include the

Times

. Symantec was partially

blamed

when the newspaper's website was previously hacked in late 2012.

Checkpoint Systems

(CKP)

shares were up 1.11% to $15.51. The Tel Aviv-based software company developed the personal firewall software ZoneAlarm.

Another Israeli company,

Mellanox Technologies

(MLNX) - Get Report

, was up slightly, rising 0.89% to $38.44. The escalation in Syria has impacted Israeli stocks and the shekel particularly.

Closing prices

: SYMC rose 1% to close at $25.69, CKP was up 1% to $15.46 but MLNX fell 1% to $37.84.

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Written by Laura Berman in New York

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