Sophos Acquires Avid Secure, Expands Cloud Security

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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.”

Since 2017, Avid Secure, a privately owned company headquartered in San Francisco, California, has offered its AI-based platform that provides public cloud protection for services such as AWS, Azure and Google.  

“We built the Avid Secure platform to revolutionize the security of public cloud environments in a process efficient way,” said Nikhil Gupta, CEO and co-founder at Avid Secure in the press release.

“We are proud of our innovative AI powered technology that provides enterprises with end-to-end continuous security analytics, visibility, and compliance to protect their data and maximize their investments in public cloud services. The opportunity to join Sophos in their mission to evolve cybersecurity into an intelligent, integrated system presented a perfect fit for our engineering vision. I, and the whole team at Avid Secure look forward to what we can achieve together.”

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