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LookingGlass Acquires Goldman Sachs SIEM Threat Intelligence Platform

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LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, a threat protection solutions provider, has acquired Goldman Sachs' Sentinel threat intelligence platform for an undisclosed sum.

Goldman Sachs also has become a strategic investor in LookingGlass, according to a prepared statement. In addition, Rana Yared, managing director of Goldman Sachs' principal strategic investments (PSI) group, has joined LookingGlass' board of directors.

Sentinel is Goldman Sachs' in-house security information and event management (SIEM) platform. It facilitates the ingestion, extraction and organizational workflow of cyber threat intelligence in the financial services industry, LookingGlass said, and has enabled Goldman Sachs to amplify its security analyst team's efforts to address a wide range of cyber threats.

The Sentinel acquisition supports LookingGlass' vision to create a centralized cyber intelligence orchestration and workflows platform, the company indicated. LookingGlass also will continue to develop and commercialize the technology behind Sentinel.

LookingGlass will incorporate Sentinel into its Automated Data Services, threat intelligence platforms, Threat Intelligence-as-a-Service solutions and network-based threat response platforms, the company noted. Furthermore, Sentinel complements the LookingGlass ScoutPrime security management command center's visibility and situational awareness capabilities.

What Is LookingGlass?

LookingGlass offers unified threat protection solutions to safeguard enterprises and government organizations against cyber threats. The company provides threat intelligence platforms and network-based threat response products that use machine-readable data to help organizations analyze and mitigate cyberattacks.

Also, LookingGlass delivers the Cyber Guardian Program for MSSPs, solution providers, systems integrators (SIs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Cyber Guardian Program provides LookingGlass partners with access to the company's threat intelligence solutions and services, joint business planning support and various tools and resources.

Meanwhile, LookingGlass recently has made several moves to accelerate its channel growth.

The company last month partnered with Tech Mahindra, an Indian MSSP and IT consulting firm. Tech Mahindra now provides LookingGlass' Threat Intelligence-as-a-Service solutions to more than 885 customers globally.

LookingGlass in November appointed Michael Taxay as its chief risk officer and general counsel and Jeremy Haas as its chief security officer. Taxay, a former member of the FBI Cyber Division's senior leadership team, serves as LookingGlass' primary legal advisor. Haas, a cybersecurity expert who has held roles at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and U.S. Air Force, leads LookingGlass' internal cybersecurity strategy and supports the development of the company's threat detection and mitigation products.

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.