Global network and endpoint security provider Sophos has acquired cloud infrastructure security company Avid Secure – a provider of AI-based cloud security analytics, compliance, and a DevSecOps platform, for end-to-end protection in public cloud services such as AWS, Azure, and Google.

Founded in 2017 and processing millions of metrics in real-time, Avid Secure uses artificial intelligence and automation to address the real-world challenges of cloud security including lack of workload visibility, and the constant monitoring required to stay ahead of today’s sophisticated attacks.

“The accelerated adoption of public cloud environments is presenting new data security challenges to organizations,” said Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager of Products at Sophos. “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. 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.”

Avid Secure is a relatively small, privately owned company headquartered in San Francisco, California, with its engineering operations in Gurgaon, India. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“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 of Avid Secure. “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 cyber security 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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