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Boxx Insurance Acquires Network Security Threat Intelligence Startup Templarbit

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Boxx Insurance, a cyber insurance and security services company, has purchased cyber threat intelligence platform provider Templarbit for an undisclosed sum.

This is technology M&A deal number 947 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2022.

Boxx, founded in 2018, is based in Toronto, Canada. The company has 28 employees listed on LinkedIn. Boxx's areas of expertise include cyber insurance, breach protection and data security.

Templarbit, founded in 2017, is based in San Francisco, California. The company has three employees listed on LinkedIn. Templarbit's areas of expertise include attack surface and vulnerability management.

Boxx Prioritizes "Proactive Cyber Risk Protection"

Templarbit supports Boxx's mission to make the world "a digitally safer place," the companies stated. It provides Boxx customers with access to a platform that identifies network vulnerabilities, discovers, classifies and analyzes digital assets and provides a risk profile for each digital asset and the real business costs that would be incurred if a digital asset was compromised.

In addition, the Templarbit acquisition represents "a natural next step" for Boxx, said Vishal Kundi, the company's CEO. It highlights Boxx's focus on proactive cyber risk protection and its commitment to growing its business.

Boxx Launches vCISO Service, Hires Cybersecurity Leader

The Templarbit acquisition comes after Boxx in April 2022 released its virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) service to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) guard against cyber outages.

Boxx's vCISO service is an "all-in-one solution" that combines managed cybersecurity, cyber insurance and advisory services, the company said. It also is backed by cybersecurity experts and risk management professionals.

Along with launching its vCISO service, Boxx in April 2022 hired Jack Brooks as its head of its Hackbusters security operations team. Prior to joining Boxx, Brooks held leadership roles at MSSP Jolera and other cybersecurity companies.

Boxx offers breach response, identity restoration, managed firewall and monitoring and other cybersecurity services. It also provides a partner program that allows MSSPs and MSPs to integrate its services into their portfolios.

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.