IBM acquires attack surface management company Randori

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RSA CONFERENCE 2022 – San Francisco – IBM plans to buy attack surface management company Randori in a move that will eventually expand IBM’s family of extended detection and response (XDR) products for integrate the “attacker’s view” of the IT infrastructure.

The purchase will also enhance IBM’s X-Force with automated red team capabilities and add to IBM’s threat detection services within its managed security services, the company said.

Randori, which is backed by Accomplice, .406 Ventures, Harmony Partners, and Legion Capital, provides visibility into on-premises and cloud exposure, including risk prioritization features. This is IBM’s fourth acquisition of the year.

“Our customers today face the challenge of managing a complex technology landscape of accelerating targeted cyberattacks on applications running in a variety of hybrid cloud environments – public clouds, private clouds and on-premises,” said said Mary O’Brien, general manager of IBM Security. , in a statement. “In this environment, it’s critical for organizations to arm themselves with an attacker’s perspective to help find their most critical blind spots and focus their efforts on areas that will minimize business disruption and disruption. damage to revenue and reputation.”

Financial terms were not disclosed. The agreement is expected to close in the coming months, pending closing conditions and regulatory reviews.

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