Press Release: Outpost24 acquires cloud infrastructure security pioneer, SecludIT
Acquisition accelerates delivery of cloud, container, and virtualized security assessments to reduce business risk.
Copenhagen, Denmark – January 23, 2018
Outpost24, a leading provider of Vulnerability Management solutions for commercial and government organizations, announced today that it acquired the business of SecludIT, an award-winning cloud infrastructure security pioneer. The move brings together Outpost24’s existing cyber security risk assessment platform with SecludIT’s cloud, container, and virtualized security assessment technology to create an advanced assessment capability for organizations moving their workloads to the cloud.
“Our customers and partners have asked us to help them stay ahead of cyber security risk that could disrupt their business,” Martin Henricson, CEO of Outpost24 said. “With so much of their infrastructure moving to the cloud and into advanced containerized and virtualized architectures, it was a logical step for us to accelerate our roadmap with this acquisition. When combined with our existing platform, can assess more key assets than traditional vulnerability management solutions. This provides more insight to focus limited security resources for maximum reduction of business risk.”
The combined business is equipped to support a larger customer base using a wider range of technologies and allow a broad partner network to serve the market. The SecludIT technology will be integrated into the Outpost24 platform to provide a single control point to assess owned- and cloud- infrastructure vulnerabilities, application security, and compliance to industry or internal policies. Importantly, analysis across these technology layers creates an opportunity to assess risk in new ways that can lead resource-constrained security teams to comprehensive security with less effort.
In his report, Market Guide for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms, Gartner analyst Neil MacDonald sheds light on the importance of solutions built for modern architectures “Modern data centers support workloads that run in physical machines, VMs, containers, private cloud infrastructure and almost always include some workloads running in one or more public cloud IaaS providers. Although traditional endpoint security vendors may tell potential customers to use the same product and set of controls to protect server workloads as they do for protecting end-user desktops, this won’t work (at least not well).”
“Bringing these solution components together will give our customers a unique view of their assets and risks in a single pane of glass“, Henricson continued. “We’re excited to welcome the SecludIT team to Outpost24, and look forward to further innovations in the coming months.”
With this acquisition complete, Outpost24 expands their coverage in the European market to include 50 new clients from SecludIT, as well as their product portfolio of Elastic Detector (ED) and Elastic Workload Protector (EWP). Other terms of the deal were not specified.
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The Outpost24 group helps organizations limit their digital exposure with a complete range of cyber risk management solutions. Outpost24’s cloud platform unifies asset inventory, automates security assessments, and quantifies risk in business context. Executives and security teams around the world trust Outpost24 to prioritize the most important security issues across their entire IT infrastructure for accelerated risk reduction. Founded in 2001, Outpost24 is headquartered in Sweden, with additional offices in the US, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, France, and Spain.
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