Sophos Buys Cloud Security Company

Deal gives Sophos a new AI-based cloud security platform.



Endpoint security vendor Sophos has acquired a small cloud security company that provides an artificial intelligence-based security analytics and DevSecOps platform.

Avid Secure is a two-year-old private startup based in San Francisco with security experts from LinkedIn, Yahoo, McAfee, Cisco, and Atlassian. The company focuses on AI and automation for monitoring and handling workload in cloud services like AWS, Azure, and Google.

"The accelerated adoption of public cloud environments is presenting new data security challenges to organizations. With the cloud workload protection and the cloud security posture management software from Avid Secure, Sophos will expand its current capabilities in cloud security and drive leadership in this growing space," said Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager of products at Sophos in a statement.

"We welcome the Avid Secure team to Sophos and are excited to bring their transformational technology into our portfolio, strengthening our ability to offer the best protection for our customers’ data on endpoints and networks, wherever their services are hosted," Schiappa said.

Sophos did not disclose financial details of the deal. Read more here

 

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