Sophos Acquires Avid Secure to Expand Protection for Public Cloud Environments

Sophos Press Release

OXFORD, U.K. – January 8, 2019Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced that it has acquired next-generation cloud infrastructure security company, Avid Secure. Avid Secure offers an artificial intelligence-based cloud security analytics, compliance, and DevSecOps platform to provide effective end-to-end protection in public cloud services such as AWS, Azure, and Google.

Founded in 2017 by a team of highly distinguished leaders in IT security, Avid Secure uses artificial intelligence and automation to address the real-world challenges of effective cloud security including lack of workload visibility, and the constant monitoring required to stay ahead of today’s sophisticated attacks. Avid Secure is a small, privately owned company with headquarters in San Francisco, Calif. and engineering operations in Gurgaon, India.

“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,” commented Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager of Products at Sophos. “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.”

“We built the Avid Secure platform to revolutionize the security of public cloud environments in a process efficient way,” said Nikhil Gupta, CEO and co-founder at Avid Secure. “We are proud of our innovative AI powered technology that provides enterprises with end-to-end continuous security analytics, visibility, and compliance to protect their data and maximize their investments in public cloud services. The opportunity to join Sophos in their mission to evolve cybersecurity into an intelligent, integrated system presented a perfect fit for our engineering vision. I, and the whole team at Avid Secure look forward to what we can achieve together.”

Sophos is not releasing further details at this time.

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About Avid Secure

Avid Secure Platform is a next-generation cloud infrastructure security platform that combines deep security expertise with the power of AI to deliver intelligent security analytics, compliance automation, and rugged DevSecOps with a simple to use interface. It is the only agentless platform that secures cloud infrastructure end-to-end - From development to production. Avid Secure helps businesses reduce the time and cost to secure their infrastructure, saves up to 30% on compliance cost, and streamlines collaboration between security and DevOps teams, simplifying cloud security operations. The platform processes millions of metrics in real-time, applying AI models to detect unauthorized and malicious behavior.

Acerca de Sophos

Sophos, líder mundial en ciberseguridad next-gen, protege a más de 400 000 empresas de todos los tamaños en más de 150 países de las ciberamenazas más avanzadas de la actualidad. Gracias al respaldo de SophosLabs, un equipo global de ciencia de datos e información sobre amenazas, las soluciones con IA y nativas en la nube de Sophos protegen endpoints (portátiles, servidores y dispositivos móviles) y redes contra las técnicas de ciberataque en evolución, como el ransomware, el malware, los exploits, la exfiltración de datos, las intrusiones de adversarios activos y el phishing, entre otras. Sophos Central, una plataforma de administración nativa en la nube, integra todo el catálogo de productos next-gen de Sophos, incluidos la solución para endpoints Intercept X y el firewall next-gen XG, en un único sistema de “Seguridad Sincronizada” accesible a través de una serie de API. Sophos ha estado impulsando una transición a la ciberseguridad next-gen, aprovechando las capacidades avanzadas de la nube, el Machine Learning, las API, la automatización y la respuesta administrada a las amenazas, entre otras, a fin de ofrecer una protección de nivel empresarial a empresas de todos los tamaños. Sophos vende sus productos y servicios exclusivamente a través de un canal global de más de 53 000 partners y proveedores de servicios administrados (MSP). Asimismo, Sophos pone a disposición de los usuarios particulares sus innovadoras tecnologías comerciales a través de Sophos Home. La empresa tiene su sede en Oxford, Reino Unido. Encontrará más información en es.sophos.com