Outpost24 Acquires Cloud Infrastructure Security Pioneer, SecludIT
Outpost24 press release Jan 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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Outpost24 is a leading Vulnerability Management company focused on enabling its customers to achieve maximum value from their evolving technology investments. By delivering insights that reduce vulnerabilities and attack surface for any architecture, Outpost24 customers continuously improve their security posture with low effort. Over 1,500 customers in more than 40 countries around the world trust Outpost24 to inspect their devices, networks, and web applications and report compliance status to government, industry sector, or internal regulations. Founded in 2001, Outpost24 serves leading organizations across a wide range of segments including financial and insurance, government, healthcare, retail, telecommunications, technology, and manufacturing.