Sophos Acquires SOC.OS

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Expanding Sophos’ Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem to include telemetry from third-party security and IT solutions

Sophos has acquired SOC.OS, an innovator that delivers a cloud-based security alert investigation and triage automation solution. The solution consolidates and prioritizes high volumes of security alerts from dozens of IT and security products and platforms across an organization’s estate, allowing security operations teams to quickly understand and respond to the most urgent ones.

With SOC.OS, Sophos plans to advance its Managed Threat Response (MTR) and Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solutions for organizations of all sizes. SOC.OS will also help Sophos expand its Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, which underpins all of Sophos’ security solutions. This will include providing alerts and events from third-party endpoint, server, firewall, Identity and Access Management (IAM), cloud workload, email, and mobile security products.

According to the Gartner® Market Guide for Extended Detection and Response, Nov. 8, 2021, “To make XDR a long-term investment, (organizations need to) evaluate breadth and depth of ecosystem integration. The easier the XDR can integrate into your existing environment, the better an investment it will be.”

Sophos MTR is one of the fastest-growing new offerings in the company’s history. Sophos now stands as one of the largest Managed Detection and Response (MDR) operations in the world, delivering superior security outcomes through an MTR service with more than 8,000 customers. The top enhancement request from these customers is ‘better integrations with existing security environments,’ and with the innovative technology from SOC.OS, customers will be able to do just that – seamlessly integrate Sophos’ MTR and XDR solutions with their current set of security and IT solutions.

SOC.OS will also provide Sophos’ Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem with a broader set of third-party telemetry, so security analysts have better visibility into important events and alerts. SOC.OS has an impressive list of integrations that will benefit Sophos customers as the company continues to expand and develop industry-leading XDR and MDR capabilities.

For more information, please see our press release.