investments

Network Detection and Response Buy: Sophos Acquires Braintrace

Sophos, backed by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, acquires Braintrace, an MSSP with network detection and response (NDR) security technology.

Microsoft Acquires Zero Trust, IAM Company CloudKnox Security

Microsoft acquires CloudKnox Security. MSSPs should expect enhanced identity & access management (IAM) for Microsoft Azure Active Directory.

BT Invests in Cyber Risk Management Company Safe Security

BT, a Top 250 MSSP, invests in Safe Security; BT managed security services leverage Security Assessment Framework for Enterprises (SAFE) platform.

Cybereason Acquires Empow; XDR Cybersecurity Gains Analytics Capabilities

Cybereason acquires security analytics startup Empow; Cybereason XDR for MSPs & MSSPs to gain more threat detection & automated response capabilities.

Rapid7 Acquires IntSights Cyber; Blends XDR and Threat Intelligence Software

Rapid7 acquires IntSights Cyber; $335 million deal blends XDR and threat intelligence security software.

Critical Infrastructure Protection Buy: OPSWAT Acquires Bayshore Networks

Critical infrastructure protection solutions provider OPSWAT buys operational technology & industrial control systems security company Bayshore Networks.

Breach and Attack Simulation Funding: AttackIQ Raises $44 Million

Breach & attack simulation (BAS) systems provider AttackIQ secures $44 million in Series C financing & will use the funding to expand internationally.

XDR Security Company Cybereason Raises $275M Series F Funding

Cybereason secures $275 million in crossover financing; promotes XDR & EDR services for MSSPs. Is Cybereason IPO next?

Motorola Solutions to Acquire Mobile Access Control Provider Openpath

Motorola Solutions plans to acquire Openpath Security, a cloud-based mobile access control provider. This is Motorola Solutions’ third security-related acquisition in a year.

SOCaaS, MDR Funding: Arctic Wolf Raises $150 Million, Valued at $4.3 Billion

SOC as a Service (SOCaaS) & MDR security provider Arctic Wolf raises $150 million in a Series F funding at $4.3 billion valuation.