Sophos Acquires Avid Secure, Expands Cloud Security

Kacy Zurkus | January 08, 2019

Sophos Acquires Avid Secure, Expands Cloud Security
Network and endpoint security company, Sophos, announced today that it has acquired Avid Secure, a cloud infrastructure security company that uses artificial intelligence to deliver cloud security analytics, according to a press release. No further details about the acquisition have been released, though a spokesperson for the company said in an email that Sophos will be holding meetings during RSAC 19 to discuss the company’s recent acquisition and overarching cloud business strategy. “The accelerated adoption of public cloud environments is presenting new data security challenges to organizations. With the cloud workload protection and the cloud security posture management software from Avid Secure, Sophos will expand its current capabilities in cloud security and drive leadership in this growing space,” said Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager of products at Sophos. “We welcome the Avid Secure team to Sophos and are excited to bring their transformational technology into our portfolio, strengthening our ability to offer the best protection for our customers’ data on endpoints and networks, wherever their services are hosted.”

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