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Palo Alto Networks to enhance security platform by acquiring Secdo

Palo Alto Networks announces intent to purchase Secdo

Endpoint security solution provider Palo Alto Networks announced plans to purchase Israel-based company Secdo. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed; although, financial website Calcalist estimates the deal at around $100 million based upon an anonymous source familiar with the matter.

Secdo is an endpoint detection and response (EDR) and security automation vendor founded in 2015. Its Incident Response solution, for example, is intended to help IR teams effectively respond to both alerts and threats by automatically gathering data from all endpoints in a system. According to Crunchbase, the startup has received approximately $10 million in funding.

As part of the acquisition, Palo Alto Networks plans to integrated Secdo’s technologies into its endpoint protection platform Traps and Application Framework. According to the company, once integrated with Traps and the Palo Alto Networks platform, data will feed into the Logging Service and give applications running in the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework greater precision to visualize, detect and prevent cyber attacks.

“We believe security operations teams need the most advanced and consistent approach to endpoint security,” said Mark McLaughlin, chairman and CEO of Palo Alto Networks, in a statement. “With Secdo’s EDR capabilities as part of our platform, we will accelerate our ability to detect and prevent successful cyberattacks across the cloud, endpoint, and network.”

The cybersecurity market has been increasingly growing with the rise of virtualization. According to a 2018 report, the global cybersecurity market size is expected to reach $165.2 billion by 2023 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.7%. Among the industries embracing cybersecurity solutions aerospace and defense, government, banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), healthcare, retail, IT and telecom and manufacturing.

This isn’t the fist Israeli based startup that Palo Alto Networks has decided to invest in. Last year, for example, the company announced it was purchasing the security company LightCyber for $105 million. The company also acquired Israeli cybersecurity Cyvera for $200 million in 2014. Palo Alto Networks’ expects to close its deal with Secdo during its fiscal third quarter.


Nathan Cranford
Nathan Cranford
Nathan Cranford joined RCR Wireless News as a Technology Writer in 2017. Prior to his current position, he served as a content producer for GateHouse Media, and as a freelance science and tech reporter. His work has been published by a myriad of news outlets, including COEUS Magazine, dailyRx News, The Oklahoma Daily, Texas Writers Journal and VETTA Magazine. Nathan earned a bachelor’s from the University of Oklahoma in 2013. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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