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Fidelis Cybersecurity Buys Cloud Security Company CloudPassage

Fidelis Cybersecurity, an extended detection and response (XDR) platform provider backed by private equity firm Skyview Capital, has acquired cloud security and compliance company CloudPassage.

With the acquisition, CloudPassage's team will be integrated into Fidelis, the companies said. Also, CloudPassage CEO Carson Sweet will join Fidelis as its chief cloud security officer.

CloudPassage offers Halo, a platform that automates cloud computing security controls and compliance across servers, containers and IaaS in public, private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Halo's features include:

  • Cloud Asset Inventory and Discovery: Automates cloud asset discovery, interrogation and updates
  • Cloud Security Monitoring: Tracks changes and activities that can impact an organization's cloud security posture
  • Vulnerability and Exposure Management: Evaluates IaaS, server and container assets to identify risks in configurations, administrative access and vulnerable software packages

Halo also offers over 20,000 pre-configured rules and more than 150 policy templates that cover PCI, HIPAA and other standards, CloudPassage stated.

What Does the CloudPassage Acquisition Mean for Fidelis?

The CloudPassage acquisition enhances Fidelis's Elevate XDR platform, the companies said. It allows Fidelis to consolidate endpoint, network and cloud security capabilities into Elevate to help security operations center (SOC) analysts accelerate threat detection and response.

Elevate provides unified threat prevention, detection and response across IT environments, Fidelis indicated. In doing so, Elevate empowers SOC analysts to stop cyber threats in their early stages.

In addition, Elevate enables SOC teams to automate threat response, Fidelis noted. It also allows these teams to detect, hunt and respond to advanced threats in real time.

Along with Elevate, Fidelis offers cybersecurity solutions to help organizations combat cybercrime, data theft and espionage. It is owned by private equity firm Skyview Capital, which acquired Fidelis in June 2020.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.