Cybereason acquires security analytics company, empow

Cybereason has announced the acquisition of Tel Aviv-based empow; adding predictive response technology, a library of data integrations, as well as enhanced engineering and product talent. These capabilities will be incorporated into the Cybereason XDR offerings in the attempt to end cyber attacks on the endpoint, across enterprise.

The Cybereason XDR solution reverses the attacker advantage by extending detection and response capabilities across the broader IT ecosystem that makes up modern enterprise environments, empowering defenders to quickly pinpoint, understand and end any MalOp (malicious operation) across the entire IT stack whether on premises, mobile or in the cloud.

The acquisition of empow will reportedly enable the integration of empow’s patented prediction technology into Cybereason XDR. This powerful ML prediction algorithm anticipates attacker intent and next steps by seamlessly correlating inputs from the entire cyber ecosystem, combining endpoint, network, identity and application telemetry. empow’s adaptive decision-making engine formulates preventative defence measures in real-time to detect, respond to and end malicious activity at the earliest stages of an attack.

In addition, the empow acquisition will accelerate integrations with more than 70 leading IT & security vendors, including firewall providers, email and web gateways, cloud infrastructure, threat intelligence vendors and more.

“The parallels between the evolution of the Cybereason solution over the last few years and the more recent development of the empow offerings are astounding,” said Cybereason co-founder and CEO Lior Div. “When we really dug into the empow capabilities, we saw how complementary our approaches are to solving the critical security issues that organisations are struggling with, and we realised that bringing empow’s capabilities and team to Cybereason was both a sound business decision and a catalyst for further market disruption.”

“Cybereason has been recognised as a leader in the EDR and EPP space for some time, and its operation-centric approach to delivering deep contextual correlations offered by the ability to identify MalOps is defining the gold standard for XDR solutions,” said empow Founder and CEO Avi Chesla. “There was a great deal of natural synergy in everything both companies were already doing, and we are very enthusiastic about the acquisition because this is truly a case where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.”


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