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Darktrace Buys Attack Surface Management Company Cybersprint

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Darktrace, a British company that specializes in artificial intelligence-based cybersecurity, has purchased attack surface management company Cybersprint for approximately $53.7 million. The acquisition is valued at approximately 12.5 times Cybersprint's annual recurring revenue, according to a prepared statement.

This is technology M&A deal number 200 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2022.

Darktrace will integrate Cybersprint's attack surface management data into its Darktrace Detect and Respond products, the company noted. In addition, Cybersprint provides Darktrace with a second European research and development center in The Hague, Netherlands.

A Closer Look at Cybersprint

Cybersprint offers an attack surface management platform that automates the discovery of assets across an organization's attack surface, the company stated. The platform uses the following steps to help organizations detect and address cyber risks and vulnerabilities:

  1. Identification of an organization's attack surface.
  2. Assessment of the attack surface for risks and vulnerabilities.
  3. Management of risks and vulnerabilities via security insights and playbooks.
  4. Reporting to help an organization analyze and optimize its security posture.

Organizations use Cybersprint's platform to detect and discover assets, understand risks and vulnerabilities and guard against cyberattacks. Cybersprint offers the platform to global organizations but does not currently provide a channel partner program.

What Does the Cybersprint Acquisition Mean for Darktrace?

The Cybersprint acquisition could help Darktrace further expand its global operations. It comes after Darktrace announced multi-million dollar deals with one of the world's largest semiconductor companies and a leading global electronics corporation in February 2022.

Darktrace is a publicly traded cybersecurity company that applies self-learning AI to help machines understand businesses and defend their operations against cyberattacks. It supports over 6,500 customers and 500 partners worldwide.

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.