Sophos Acquires SOC.OS to Advance Managed Threat Response and Extended Detection and Response Capabilities

Sophos Press Release

Deal Expands Sophos’ Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem to Include Telemetry from Third-Party Security and IT Solutions

OXFORD, U.K. – April 22, 2022 – Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today announced that it has acquired SOC.OS, an innovator of a cloud-based security alert investigation and triage automation solution. The solution consolidates and prioritizes high volumes of security alerts from multiple products and platforms across an organization’s estate, allowing security operations teams to quickly understand and respond to the most urgent cases flagged. SOC.OS launched in 2020 and is a spinout of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. The company is privately held and based in Milton Keynes, U.K.

With SOC.OS, Sophos plans to advance its Managed Threat Response (MTR) and Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solutions for organizations of all sizes. SOC.OS will also help Sophos expand its Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, which underpins all of Sophos’ security solutions. This will include providing alerts and events from third-party endpoint, server, firewall, Identity and Access Management (IAM), cloud workload, email, and mobile security products.

According to the Gartner® Market Guide for Extended Detection and Response, Nov. 8, 2021, “To make XDR a long-term investment, (organizations need to) evaluate breadth and depth of ecosystem integration. The easier the XDR can integrate into your existing environment, the better an investment it will be.”

“Sophos MTR is one of the fastest-growing new offerings in the company’s history. We now stand as one of the largest Managed Detection and Response (MDR) operations in the world, delivering superior security outcomes through an MTR service with more than 8,000 customers. The top enhancement request from these customers is ‘better integrations with existing security environments,’ and with the innovative technology from SOC.OS, we will be able to do just that – seamlessly integrate Sophos’ MTR and XDR solutions within their current set of security and IT solutions,” said Joe Levy, chief technology and product officer, Sophos. “SOC.OS will also provide our Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem with a broader set of third-party telemetry, so security analysts have better visibility into important events and alerts. SOC.OS has an impressive list of integrations that will benefit Sophos customers as we continue to expand and develop industry-leading XDR and MDR capabilities. We’re very excited to bring the team and technology from SOC.OS onboard.”

With cyberattacks, such as ransomware, becoming increasingly prevalent and complex, security operations teams are under constant pressure to monitor every aspect of their organization. Between 24/7 threat activity, high volumes of security alerts and false positives, and understaffing, organizations need XDR or MTR, plus a solution from SOC.OS that automatically clusters and triages alerts.

“Alert fatigue and lack of visibility still plague security teams worldwide. Considering this, against the backdrop of constantly changing cyberthreats and a challenging talent landscape, defenders need new and innovative products and services that can help them solve more complex incidents in less time,” said Dave Mareels, chief executive officer and co-founder, SOC.OS. “For many defenders, however, the complexity and cost of traditional security solutions act as barriers to adoption.By joining forces with Sophos, we can address these challenges together, head on. The sum is greater than our parts, and by combining our capabilities, we’re positioned to offer truly unique, cost effective and highly accessible products and services to those who need it most, on a global scale.”

关于 Sophos

Sophos 是全球下一代网络安全领导者,保护 150 多个国家 500,000 多家企业和数以百万的消费者抵御当前最高级的网络威胁。在 SophosLabs 和 SophosAI 的威胁情报、AI 及机器学习的大力支持下,Sophos 提供多种先进产品和服务,保护用户、网络和端点防范勒索软件、恶意软件、漏洞攻击、网络钓鱼以及各种其他网络攻击。Sophos 提供单个集成云管理控制台 Sophos Central,作为自适应网络安全生态体系的核心,具有中央数据湖,为客户、合作伙伴、开发人员和其他网络安全供应商提供丰富的开放 API。Sophos 通过世界给的的经销商合作伙伴和托管服务提供商 (MSP) 销售产品和服务。Sophos 总部位于英国牛津。如欲了解更多信息,请访问 www.sophos.com