Sophos acquires Avid Secure, expands protection for Public cloud environments

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Oxford, UK: Sophos, a global network and endpoint security player has acquired next-generation cloud infrastructure security company, Avid Secure. Avid Secure offers an artificial intelligence-based cloud security analytics, compliance, and DevSecOps platform to provide effective end-to-end protection in public cloud services such as AWS, Azure, and Google.

Founded in 2017, Avid Secure uses artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to address the real-world challenges of effective cloud security including lack of workload visibility, and the constant monitoring to deal with sophisticated attacks. Avid Secure is a small, privately owned company with headquarters in San Francisco, Calif. and engineering operations in Gurgaon, India.

Although, Sophos hasn’t shared financial details of this deal but it is considered as a significant buyout for the UK based company as it enhances Sophos’ Public cloud security capabilities and product portfolio.

“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,” commented Dan Schiappa, SVP & GM – Products, Sophos. “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.”

“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, 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.”

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