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Bitdefender takes over RedSocks Security. The originally Dutch company specialises in behavioural and network security analyses. The acquisition is part of Bitdefender’s strategy to strengthen its network security and analytics portfolio.

RedSocks specialises in automatically detecting suspicious behaviour on a network. To do so, it combines machine learning, artificial intelligence and Cyber Threat Intelligence. RedSocks provides non-intrusive, real-time infringement detection and direct incident response services for its customers. In this way, it offers a way to protect networks against large-scale attacks.

Better protection

Florin Talpes, CEO and founder of Bitdefender, states that his company can now protect RedSocks customers from even better protection against cyber attacks. RedSock’s network security analytics and threat intelligence will be integrated into GravityZone, complementing its attack protection package for networks and devices.

Founder of RedSocks Pepijn Janssen announces that he is proud of the acquisition. According to him, the goal was to serve every type of organisation and to offer them long-term value when they were founded in 2012. The Bitdefender acquisition enables his company to actually achieve those goals.

More customers

Bitdefender has customers both in the United States and in Europe. But the acquisition of RedSocks opens up the possibility for a broader international network. In any case, the acquisition of RedSocks will allow the company to grow faster in Europe. Bitdefender’s presence in the Netherlands will grow and become more important.

The takeover deal was closed on October 11th and all RedSocks customers, employees and software will be integrated into the Bitdefender Group in the near future. We’re ready to work with the new RedSocks team. Both teams couldn’t be more enthusiastic about working and innovating together and being of even greater value to our customers and partners, Talpes concludes.

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