Cybersecurity company SentinelOne has announced the acquisition of Scalyr. SentinelOne intends to use Scalyr’s experience in cloud-based data analytics to enhance its own XDR platform.
According to SentinelOne, one of the biggest challenges in building a fully integrated XDR platform is recording and processing all operational data in real-time. There are many different formats, APIs and also legacy databases that need to be controlled. Even within the portfolio of a single vendor, it would be difficult to provide full coverage.
Scalyr’s SaaS platform, on the other hand, can read the many data sources in the cloud. By combining this capability with SentilenOne, customers can get autonomous, real-time and index-free threat analysis and mitigation, SentinelOne claims. This enables SentinelOne to protect a company’s entire cloud environment, to a much larger extent than is possible with classic endpoint security alone.
“Biggest data challenges solved”
“Through our acquisition of Scalyr, SentinelOne is solving one of the industry’s biggest data challenges for delivering fully integrated XDR capabilities. Scalyr’s big data technology is perfect for the use cases of XDR, ingesting terabytes of data across multiple systems and correlating it at machine speed so security professionals have actionable intelligence to autonomously detect, respond, and mitigate threats,” said Tomer Weingarten, Co-Founder and CEO, SentinelOne. “This is a dramatic leap forward for our industry – while other next-gen products are entirely reliant on SIEM integrations or OEMs for point in time data correlation and response, SentinelOne uniquely provides customers with proactive operational insights from a security-first perspective. The combination of Scalyr’s data analytics with our industry leading AI capabilities ushers in a new era of machine-speed prevention, detection, and response to attacks across the enterprise.”
Scalyr is the brainchild of Steve Newman, who previously laid the groundworks for Google Docs. The company specialises in data analysis that runs on the cloud and can read data on cloud platforms. This data can be used for log management and retrieval. The software is used by various companies, such as NBC Universal, CareerBuilder, TomTom, Lacework, Zalando, Tokopedia and Asana. The acquisition by SentinelOne involves an amount of 155 million dollars (128 million euros).