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Sophos Buys Network Detection And Response Startup Braintrace

The acquisition will add to Sophos' threat detection capabilities, the company reports.

Sophos has confirmed plans to acquire Braintrace, a startup that provides a network detection and response (NDR) tool to help organizations gain visibility into suspicious network traffic patterns. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Salt Lake City-based Braintrace launched in 2016 and is privately held. Sophos says in a release on the purchase that Braintrace's developers, data scientists, and security analysts have joined Sophos' Managed Threat Response (MTR) and Rapid Response teams.

Sophos says it plans to offer Braintrace's NDR technology as a virtual machine, fed from traditional observability points such as a Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) port or a network Test Access Point (TAP) to inspect both north-south traffic at boundaries or east-west traffic within networks.

Sophos officials say they will introduce Braintrace's NDR technology for MTR and XDR in the first half of 2022.

More details on the deal can be found here.

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