Sophos acquires Braintrace to boost its cyber threat detection capabilities

The cybersecurity giant Sophos, owned by the Thoma Bravo fund, has offered the start-up Braintrace. The precise terms of the contract remain confidential.

As part of this agreement, developers, data scientists and security analysts have joined the teams of Sophos’ Managed Threat Response (MTR) service, which specializes in research, detection and remediation of threats.

Inspect network traffic

Braintrace, founded in 2016 and having already raised $ 10 million, is the originator of a Network Detection and Response solution that helps organizations easily inspect network traffic to identify and filter suspicious activity. This approach to cybersecurity focuses on the interactions between the different nodes of the network.

This device is based on the technology of remote network packet capture, which allows visibility of network traffic, including encrypted flows. It also provides visibility into network traffic in the cloud, a task that typically needs to be done on-premises, and supports all major cloud providers, including AWS and Microsoft Azure.

Recover data to prevent attacks

This technology will complement Sophos’ current offering. It will also help it collect data from firewalls, proxies and VPNs, allowing it to scan for network traffic containing traces of malware as well as to anticipate other malicious traffic that could lead to cyber attacks.

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