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MDR Mergers & Acquisitions List: 20 Managed Detection & Response Buyouts

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Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the MDR (managed detection and response) market remains steady to strong.

Here's a list, updated regularly, of cybersecurity mergers and acquisitions involving MDR service providers and software providers. Did we overlook any MDR M&A deals? If so, please email details to MSSP Alert Content Czar Joe Panettieri ([email protected]).

MDR Mergers and Acquisitions: M&A Deal List

20. June 2021: MDR services provider Pondurance, backed by private equity firm Newlight Partners, acquired Bearing Cybersecurity for risk management technology.

19. March 2021: Kroll acquired Redscan, a Top 40 MDR service provider with MSSP, XDR (eXtended Detection & Response) & SOC telemetry expertise.

18. January 2021: Huntress acquired network-aware EDR security technology from Level Effect.

17. December 2020: Investors acquired MSSP & MDR service provider SilverSky from BAE Systems.

16. June 2020: IT consulting giant Atos acquired Paladion for MDR and SOC capabilities.

15. June 2020: VMware acquired Lastline, a network detection & response (NDR) startup that supports MSSP partners.

14. May 2020: Business advisory & expert services firm Ankura acquired the MDR division of digital legal transformation company UnitedLex.

13. January 2020: ActZero acquired IntelliGO Networks. The focus: Artificial intelligence (AI) for MDR cybersecurity services, and next-gen MSSP capabilities.

12. January 2020: Private equity firm Skyview Capital acquired Fidelis Cybersecurity, an MDR service provider with threat detection, hunting & incident response capabilities.

11. December 2019: MSSP CyberProof acquired Spanish cybersecurity company Necsia for MDR more.

10. November 2019: ADT acquired DATASHIELD to push deep into MDR cybersecurity services plus blend the worlds of physical & network security.

9. October 2019: Fortinet acquired enSilo endpoint detection & response (EDR) security business.

8. September 2019: Ernst & Young acquired ElevatedPrompt Solutions & integrated the MSSP’s MDR solutions into its cybersecurity portfolio.

7. August 2019: GoSecure acquired EdgeWave to blend MDR with email inbox security & other managed security services.

6. January 2019: Sophos acquired Rook Security, a Top 20 MDR company with cyberthreat hunters & incident response experts.

5. January 2019: Sophos acquired cybersecurity startup DarkBytes for MDR, SOAR & MSSP services.

4. October 2018: eSentire acquired Versive. The goal: Blend AI (artificial intelligence) technology with MDR cybersecurity services.

3. July 2018: SolarWinds acquired Trusted Metrics for threat monitoring & SOC security software.

2. January 2018: CounterTack acquired GoSecure, combining a predictive endpoint security company with an MSSP packing MDR capabilities.

1. October 2017: Booz Allen Hamilton acquired Morphick, converging the MSSP & MDR markets.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.