Braintrace, a Network Detection and Response (NDR) technology provider was recently acquired by Sophos.
Sophos has announced the acquisition of Braintrace, which will add Braintrace’s proprietary Network Detection and Response (NDR) technology to Sophos’ Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem. Without the requirement for Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) decryption, Braintrace’s NDR enables deep visibility into network traffic patterns, including encrypted traffic. Braintrace, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, was founded in 2016 and is a privately held company.
Braintrace’s developers, data scientists, and security analysts have joined Sophos’ global Managed Threat Response (MTR) and Rapid Response teams as part of the acquisition. With over 5,000 active customers, Sophos’ MTR and Rapid Response services business has expanded rapidly, making it one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing MDR providers.
Braintrace’s NDR technology will support Sophos’ MTR and Rapid Response analysts and Extended Detection and Response (XDR) customers through integration into the Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, which underpins all Sophos products and services.
Through integration into the Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, which underpins all Sophos products and services, Braintrace’s NDR technology will support Sophos’ MTR and Rapid Response analysts, as well as Extended Detection and Response (XDR) customers. The Braintrace technology will also be used to collect and forward third-party event data from firewalls, proxies, VPNs, and other sources. These additional layers of visibility and event ingestion will greatly boost threat detection, threat hunting and response to suspicious activity.
Commenting on the development, Joe Levy, chief technology officer, Sophos, said “You can’t protect what you don’t know is there, and businesses of all sizes often miscalculate their assets and attack surface, both on-premises and in the cloud. Attackers take advantage of this, often going after weakly protected assets as a means of initial access. Defenders benefit from an ‘air traffic control system’ that sees all network activity, reveals unknown and unprotected assets, and exposes evasive malware more reliably than Intrusion Protection Systems (IPS),”
“We’re particularly excited that Braintrace built this technology specifically to provide better security outcomes to their Managed Detection and Response (MDR) customers. It’s hard to beat the effectiveness of solutions built by teams of skilled practitioners and developers to solve real world cybersecurity problems.”