Sophos Buys Cloud-Based Cybersecurity Company from UK, SOC.OS

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Global cybersecurity solutions provider, Sophos, a company protecting over 500,000 businesses in over 150 countries against cyberthreat, has acquired SOC.OS for an undisclosed sum of money. SOC.OS invented a cloud-based cybersecurity alert investigation and triage automation system.

The solution delivered by SOC.OS combines and prioritizes a large number of security warnings from various products and platforms throughout an organization’s estate. It would allow cybersecurity operations teams to swiftly comprehend and respond to the most critical incidents reported.

SOC.OS is a BAE Systems Digital Intelligence spinoff that began in 2020. The firm is situated in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, and is privately controlled.

Managed Threat Response

Sophos intends to improve its Managed Threat Response (MTR) and Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solutions for businesses of all sizes using SOC.OS.

SOC.OS will also assist Sophos in expanding its Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, which serves as the foundation for all of Sophos’ security products. This will include providing alerts and events from third-party endpoint, server, firewall, Identity and Access Management (IAM), email, cloud workload, and mobile security products.

“Sophos MTR is one of the fastest-growing new offerings in the company’s history,” said Joe Levy, Chief Technology and Product Officer at Sophos. “We now stand as one of the largest Managed Detection and Response (MDR) operations in the world, delivering superior security outcomes through an MTR service with more than 8,000 customers. The top enhancement request from these customers is ‘better integrations with existing security environments,’ and with the innovative technology from SOC.OS, we will be able to do just that – seamlessly integrate Sophos’ MTR and XDR solutions within their current set of security and IT solution.”

The Technology from SOC.OS

“SOC.OS will also provide our Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem with a broader set of third-party telemetry, so security analysts have better visibility into important events and alerts,” added Mr. Levy. “SOC.OS has an impressive list of integrations that will benefit Sophos customers as we continue to expand and develop industry-leading XDR and MDR capabilities. We’re very excited to bring the team and technology from SOC.OS onboard.”

“Alert fatigue and lack of visibility still plague security teams worldwide. Considering this, against the backdrop of constantly changing cyberthreats and a challenging talent landscape, defenders need new and innovative products and services that can help them solve more complex incidents in less time,” said Dave Mareels, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder of SOC.OS. “For many defenders, however, the complexity and cost of traditional security solutions act as barriers to adoption.​ By joining forces with Sophos, we can address these challenges together, head on. The sum is greater than our parts, and by combining our capabilities, we’re positioned to offer truly unique, cost effective and highly accessible products and services to those who need it most, on a global scale.”