Sophos Acquires Avid Secure, Expands Cloud Security


Network and endpoint security company, Sophos, has announced that it has acquired Avid Secure, according to a press release. Avid Secure, the cloud infrastructure security company, uses artificial intelligence to deliver cloud security analytics.

Information regarding the Acquisition

There is yet to be any more information released about the acquisition. However, a spokesperson for the company said in an email that Sophos plans to hold meetings during RSAC 19. These meetings will discuss the company’s 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.”

The History of Avid Secure

Since 2017, Avid Secure, a private company based in San Francisco, has been providing services such as AWS, Azure and Google with public cloud protection.

“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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