Forescout signs agreement to acquire Cysiv

Forescout Technologies, Inc., the automated cybersecurity platform, recently announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cysiv, a cybersecurity innovator that uses its cloud platform to improve detection and response of true threats.

With this acquisition, Forescout will leverage Cysiv’s threat detection engine to analyze a wealth of asset and network communications data automatically collected by Forescout’s platform. This comprehensive data across IT, IoT, OT and IoMT devices, as well as other essential data sources, enables better true threat detection and response so customers can operate more securely and efficiently. Upon the close of the acquisition, Cysiv will join Forescout.

“Organizations need to be able to reduce the billions of data points on their networks to a handful of actionable true threats – automatically. Together with Cysiv, Forescout will provide customers with the most powerful platform for automated cybersecurity across their digital terrains,” said Wael Mohamed, CEO of Forescout.

“Upon close, the acquisition will help our customers leverage actionable threat intelligence from comprehensive data collected by Forescout and analyzed by Cysiv. We will receive far more than just great technology in this acquisition. The Cysiv team is exceptional, and our two organizations are highly complementary.”

For over a decade, Forescout’s ability to deeply integrate into the fabric of customers’ networks has enabled it to collect real-time data for all connected assets and users, together with the communications among those assets and users. Customers have been asking Forescout to leverage this comprehensive data to provide greater insight into threats for all types of assets and to enable faster, more automated response and remediation.

“We have always been on a mission to provide better threat detection and faster response,” said Partha Panda, CEO and Co-founder of Cysiv. “After successfully partnering together for the last year, we are thrilled to join Forescout as we continue on the next stage of our journey. The combination of Forescout and Cysiv will provide organizations with best-in-class threat detection together with automated incident prioritization and automated response.”

The acquisition is expected to close in July 2022, subject to the satisfaction of closing conditions and receipt of applicable regulatory approvals and comes on the heels of its acquisition of CyberMDX which further strengthens Forescout’s IT, IoT and OT device coverage with IoMT expertise.

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