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ZeroFox Acquires LookingGlass

The combined company will boost ZeroFox's attack surface management capabilities.

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ZeroFox has announced plans to acquire LookingGlass, a threat intelligence and attack surface management company, for roughly $26 million.

ZeroFox provides protection against phishing and other threats that could negatively impact an organization’s brand, threat intelligence, and incident response services. ZeroFox also provides “disruption” services, such as domain and social media takedowns and removing personal information from data brokers.

Organizations use LookingGlass’ Internet-facing attack surface intelligence data lake to identify and assess threats, as well as to determine the appropriate remediation and defense tasks. After the acquisition, LookingGlass technology will be integrated into ZeroFox’s platform for enhanced visibility into external attack surface assets and vulnerabilities, ZeroFox said in a statement on Monday that announced the acquisition.

ZeroFox previously acquired Cyveillance, a LookingGlass business unit, in October 2020. The combination of the two companies strengthened ZeroFox’s threat intelligence and automated protection capabilities, the company said at the time. Just seven months later, ZeroFox announced plans to buy Vigilante, a Dark Web threat intelligence company, to add new capabilities to its platform, including breach intelligence and response, botnet exposure monitoring, data on compromised credentials, infected and vulnerable hosts, and indicators of compromise.

The deal, mainly in stock (9.4 million shares) combined with convertible debt and cash, is expected to close within 30 days.

About the Author(s)

Fahmida Y. Rashid, Managing Editor, Features, Dark Reading

As Dark Reading’s managing editor for features, Fahmida Y Rashid focuses on stories that provide security professionals with the information they need to do their jobs. She has spent over a decade analyzing news events and demystifying security technology for IT professionals and business managers. Prior to specializing in information security, Fahmida wrote about enterprise IT, especially networking, open source, and core internet infrastructure. Before becoming a journalist, she spent over 10 years as an IT professional -- and has experience as a network administrator, software developer, management consultant, and product manager. Her work has appeared in various business and test trade publications, including VentureBeat, CSO Online, InfoWorld, eWEEK, CRN, PC Magazine, and Tom’s Guide.

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