Cloud Security, Risk Identification/Classification/Mitigation, Risk Assessments/Management

Tenable Buys Ermetic, Expands Cloud Security Offering

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Tenable has finalized its acquisition of Ermetic. The company previously announced its plans to buy Ermetic in September 2023.

This is technology M&A deal number 272 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2023.

Tenable, founded in 2002, is based in Columbia, Maryland. The company has 2,159 employees listed on LinkedIn. Tenable's areas of expertise include exposure management and cloud security.

Ermetic, founded in 2019, is based in Boston, Massachusetts. The company has 167 employees listed on LinkedIn. Ermetic's areas of expertise include cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM).

Tenable Prioritizes Proactive Security

Together, Tenable and Ermetic will add capabilities to both the Tenable One Exposure Management Platform and Tenable Cloud Security solution, the businesses said. In doing so, they will provide contextual risk visibility, prioritization and remediation across infrastructure and identities both on premises and in the cloud.

In addition, Tenable and Ermetic will empower security teams to assess the security posture of cloud environments, the companies stated. That way, security teams can use the Tenable One Exposure Management Platform and Tenable Cloud Security solution to simplify their security management, reduce risk and safeguard their assets and identities.

Tenable Incorporates AI into its Portfolio

The Ermetic acquisition comes after Tenable announced ExposureAI generative AI capabilities and services for the Tenable One Exposure Management Platform. ExposureAI lets security teams ask questions using natural language search queries to analyze assets and exposures across their environments, Tenable said. It also provides mitigation guidance based on Tenable's exposure data and delivers insights and recommended actions based on high-impact exposures.

Previously, Tenable in June 2023 added AI-based identity security capabilities to the Tenable Identity Exposure solution. Organizations can use these capabilities to manage their Microsoft Active Directory (AD) security posture across their hybrid cloud environments, Tenable noted.

Tenable provides products and solutions that organizations can use to understand and reduce cyber risk. It offers a partner program that allows MSSPs and other technology providers to use these products and solutions to help their customers identify and eliminate security gaps, Tenable 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.