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Cloud Security Operations Acquisition: FireMon Buys DisruptOps

Jody Brazil, CEO, FireMon
Jody Brazil, CEO, FireMon

FireMon, a network security policy management platform provider, has acquired cloud security operations company DisruptOps. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This is technology M&A deal number 554 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2021.

DisruptOps was venture-backed ahead of the deal. The company in 2020 raised $9 million in Series A funding from Drive Capital and Rally Ventures.

Furthermore, DisruptOps had an MSSP partner program ahead of the deal. The program enables MSSPs to use DisruptOps' platform to conduct security assessments, generate compliance reports and automate remediation across their customers' cloud infrastructure, the company said.

DisruptOps adds cloud security automation capabilities to FireMon's security management platform, the companies stated. It provides the companies' joint customers with access to a security and compliance solution that can be used on-premises or in the public cloud.

In addition, FireMon customers can use DisruptOps' cloud security operations platform to monitor and respond to cyberattacks in real time, the companies noted. This platform also will be available from FireMon and its authorized resellers globally.

Jody Brazil Rejoins FireMon As CEO

As part of the acquisition, DisruptOps CEO and FireMon co-founder Jody Brazil will join the combined entity as its CEO.

Brazil founded DisruptOps in January 2018. The mission:  Help security and development teams find, understand and fix cloud security issues and simplify how organizations manage development, security and operations (DevSecOps), he said.

Previously, Brazil spent 14 years at FireMon. He served as FireMon's chief product strategist from July 2015 to December 2017 and its CEO from January 2004 to July 2015.

A Closer Look at DisruptOps

DisruptOps enables security and DevSecOps teams to use their existing tools to protect their cloud infrastructure against cyberattacks, according to the company.

Security and DevSecOps teams can use DisruptOps' platform to monitor and review cloud infrastructure misconfigurations based on cloud security best practices, the company stated. They can review the number of cloud resources being consumed across their cloud accounts and providers and automate remediations and actions based on cloud security issues.

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.