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Sophos Acquisition Targets Next-Gen Endpoint Security

Sophos buys Invincea to bring next-gen malware protection and machine learning into its product portfolio.

Sophos has agreed to acquire endpoint security firm Invincea for $100M to strengthen its product lineup with new malware protection technology.

Invincea was founded to address zero-day security threats with non-signature-based technologies to protect businesses against advanced threats. Flagship product X by Invincea uses deep learning neural networks and behavioral monitoring to find unknown malware and prevent damage before it hits.

Sophos plans to integrate Invincea's machine learning technology into its endpoint protection portfolio. Invincea will continue to sell and support its endpoint security portfolio. The separately managed division of Invincea Labs is not part of this acquisition.

"Invincea will strengthen Sophos' leading next-gen endpoint protection with complementary predictive defenses that we believe will become increasingly important to the future of endpoint protection and allow us to take full advantage of this significant new growth opportunity," said Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman in a statement.

Read more on the Sophos blog.

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2/9/2017 | 8:14:39 AM
We're gonna need a bigger boat
Invincea may be a great tool, I don't work that end of the block so I don't know what is is saving us from. It is however a pain in the neck when installed. Opening a document takes substantially longer, having multiple browser tabs open eats memory like you wouldn't believe,  If you want a successful roll out I think you need pretty beefy PCs on everyones desk as there is a significant performance impact.
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