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Sophos acquires cloud security company Avid Secure

Sophos acquires cloud security company Avid Secure

Security company Sophos has announced that it has taken over the startup Avid Secure. Avid Secure is a startup that offers Artificial Intelligence (AI) based cloud security tools. The amount of the acquisition is not known.

Avid Secure was founded in 2017. The company provides a platform for AI-based cloud security analytics, compliance and DevSecOps. The platform provides end-to-end protection for public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services, Azure and Google Cloud.

The startup itself states that the platform deals with real-world challenges in terms of effective cloud security. These include the lack of visibility of workloads and the need for constant monitoring to stay ahead of advanced attacks. The so-called “agentless platform” should help companies to reduce the time and cost to secure their infrastructure. In addition, it saves up to 30 percent on compliance costs, says Avid Secure.

The acquisition should enable Sophos to expand its current capabilities. “The accelerated adoption of public cloud environments brings new challenges for securing data for organizations,” said Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager of products at the company.

“With the protection of Avid Secure’s cloud workload and cloud security posture management software, Sophos will expand its current capabilities in cloud security and become a leader in this growing industry.


The deal is the first acquisition for Sophos since it acquired Invenca, an endpoint security start-up, for $100 million in February 2017. Invenca has been integrated into the security product Intercept X. What the objectives are for Avid Secure is still unknown, but the same path will probably be followed.

Previous acquisitions by Sophos include Barricade IO, Surfright, Mojave Networks, Cyberoam, Astaro, Utimaco and ActiveState.

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