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Seceon Buys Big Data Analytics Company Helixera, Adds to Leadership Team

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Seceon has purchased Helixera to expand its security capabilities and extend its reach in the global threat detection and response market.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

In addition, Seceon has hired Helixera founder Waldek Mikolajczyk as its vice president of cybersecurity solutions architecture, the company announced in a prepared statement.

This is technology M&A deal number 226 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2023.

Seceon, founded in 2015, is based in Westford, Massachusetts. The company has 115 employees listed on LinkedIn. Seceon's areas of expertise include security information and event management (SIEM) and eXtended detection and response (XDR).

Helixera, founded in 2011, is based in Northborough, Massachusetts. The company is not listed on LinkedIn. Helixera's areas of expertise include big data analytics and data scanning.

Seceon Integrates Real-Time Data Scanning into Its Portfolio

Helixera offers its Pattern Scanning Engine that Seceon customers can now use to analyze their data in real time, the companies said. The engine lets Seceon customers scan data across their attack surfaces. From here, these customers can identify and respond to any malicious activities and misconfigurations.

Meanwhile, Mikolajczyk brings more than 25 years of experience in software architecture and development to Seceon. As Seceon's vice president of Cybersecurity Solutions Architecture, Mikolajczyk supports the company's mission to provide its customers with artificial intelligence- and machine learning-based threat detection and response capabilities, the business noted.

Seceon Partners with Liongard, Hires Cybersecurity Industry Veteran

The Helixera acquisition comes after Seceon and Liongard, a configuration change detection and response (CCDR) provider, in July 2023 announced an integration. MSSPs and MSPs can use Liongard's CCDR technology in conjunction with Seceon’s aiXDR and aiSIEM platforms, the businesses said. In doing so, they can add configuration monitoring and posture management and response capabilities to their offerings.

Previously, Seceon in June 2023 appointed Peter Christou, a cybersecurity industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in sales and marketing, as its senior vice president of Strategic Partnerships and Sales. Christou supports Seceon's MSSP and MSP partners in the UK and European Union, the company stated.

A Closer Look at Seceon

Seceon offers an Open Threat Management (OTM) platform that MSSPs and MSPs can use to augment and automate their security services, the company indicated. It also provides aiSecurity Score360 and aiSecurity BI360 and other services to help MSSPs and MSPs analyze and report on their customers' security posture and detect and block cyberattacks.

MSSPs, MSPs and other technology providers can join Seceon's partner program. Seceon currently has more than 300 active MSSP partners, the company said.

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.