Fortinet Gets ZoneFox, Bitdefender Grabs RedSocks

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Fortinet and Bitdefender are hoping that their latest acquisitions will augment their threat intelligence offerings, with each organization today announcing that it has completed an acquisition that will enhance its existing security solutions.

Fortinet has finalized its acquisition of the Scotland-based ZoneFox Limited, a privately held cloud-based insider threat detection and response company, while Bitdefender has acquired the Netherland-based RedSocks Security.

The acquisition of ZoneFox will enable Fortinet to deliver deeper visibility into endpoints and associated data flow and user behavior. Combining the existing offerings within the Fortinet Security Fabric with the capabilities available in the cloud-based ZoneFox solutions will also provide more comprehensive machine learning capabilities that are able to distill billions of events per day into threat leads to uncover blind spots and alert users of suspicious activities.

“We’re pleased to join the Fortinet team and bring together our shared vision of alleviating CISO concerns about insider threats,” said Dr. Jamie Graves, chief executive officer and founder, ZoneFox. “Integrating our solution with the Fortinet Security Fabric will allow us to extend our reach to a broad spectrum of Fortinet and third-party solutions to solve customers’ most difficult challenges in network security.”

With its acquisition of the behavior and network threat intelligence company RedSocks Security, Bitdefender will add nonintrusive, real-time breach detection solutions and incident response services, extending its existing multilayered security capabilities.

"At Bitdefender, we’re now able to offer our Bitdefender and new RedSocks customers even stronger protection from sophisticated attacks,” said Bitdefender CEO and founder Florin Talpes in today’s announcement.

“By bringing RedSocks network security analytics and threat intelligence into GravityZone, a complete endpoint prevention, detection and response platform, customers will benefit from a more comprehensive, layered approach to security and deeper visibility into their threat landscape.”

RedSocks founder Pepijn Janssen said, “When we started RedSocks in 2012, our goal was to build solutions that would serve any type of organization and offer them value for the long term. Together with Bitdefender, we will now achieve that goal. We are extremely proud to be acknowledged by and part of a visionary cybersecurity company like Bitdefender.”

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