Sophos acquires SOC.OS – ChannelNews

The English cybersecurity software publisher, owned by US investment fund Thoma Bravo, continues its acquisitions and announces the acquisition of SOC.OS, a cloud-based solution provider for automatically filtering and sorting security alerts. Sophos wants to develop a line of MTR (Managed Threat Response) and XDR (Extended Detection & Response) solutions.

Founded in 2020 in Milton Keynes, SOC.OS was spun off from BAE Systems. Dave Marils, its CEO and co-founder, explains the strengths of the SOC.OS platform: constant cyber threats and a shortage of specialists. IT teams must rely on innovative products and services to help them resolve more complex incidents in less time.”

On its website, the startup lists the Gentoo Group, a social housing construction and management association, the Natural History Museum in London, and the British Atomic Energy Authority, among its clients.

Sophos CTO Joe Levy said in a statement that “Sophos MTR is one of the fastest growing new offerings in the company’s history.” And add: “SOC.OS will provide our ecosystem with an enhanced set of third-party telemetry data, which will give security analysts a better understanding of important events and alerts.” In this range, apart from Sophos tools, we can find Auth0, Check Point, Cisco, Darktrace, Forcepoint, Fortinet, Malwarebytes, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint or Trend Micro tools.

The amount of the transaction was not disclosed.

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