Sophos announces agreement to acquire Invincea
The acquisition brings advanced machine learning capabilities to the company’s endpoint protection portfolio
Sophos, a global network and endpoint security provider, has revealed that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Invincea, a provider of malware protection.
Invincea maintains an endpoint security portfolio designed to detect and block cyber threats through the use of deep learning neural-network algorithms. Based in Fairfax, Va., Invincea has fostered a strong reputation within the US' government, healthcare and financial services sectors.
Commenting on the acquisition, Kris Hagerman, CEO at Sophos, shared: "By adding Invincea to our portfolio, Sophos is executing on its vision to assemble the most powerful technologies to provide the very best, cutting-edge defenses for our customers.
"Invincea is leading the market in machine learning-based threat detection with the combination of superior detection rates and minimal false positives. Invincea will strengthen Sophos' leading next-gen endpoint protection with complementary predictive defences that we believe will become increasingly important to the future of endpoint protection and allow us to take full advantage of this significant new growth opportunity.
"We are proud to welcome the Invincea team to Sophos and look forward to introducing the benefits of this advanced technology to our customers and partners worldwide."
The addition of Invincea's machine learning malware detection and prevention into Sophos' endpoint protection portfolio will further improve the firm's synchronized security capabilities and real-time intelligence sharing.
Anup Ghosh, founder and chief executive officer at Invincea, commented: "We started Invincea with the vision of using non-signature based technologies, including machine learning, in innovative ways to protect organizations against the most advanced forms of cyber-attack," commented
"X by Invincea represents a new generation in antivirus technology based on deep learning and behavioral monitoring. Joining forces with Sophos presents the perfect opportunity to take our proven, advanced technology to a global audience and make it part of a comprehensive synchronized security system."
He added: "Sophos is leading the industry in adopting and bringing to market this disruptive new vision for complete, advanced, and integrated security, and we are delighted to join the team and help make it happen."