Sophos will pay $100 million to pick up security firm, Invincea.
As a part of the deal, Sophos will retain the company’s office in Fairfax, VA. Invincea Chief Executive Anup Ghosh and COO Norm Laudermilch will join Sophos.
Invincea Labs, a division of Invincea separately managed and operated since 2012, is not part of this transaction.
Invincea’s mission is to address the Zero Day threat from nation states, cyber criminals and rogue actors.
Their flagship product uses deep learning neural networks and behavioral monitoring to detect previously unseen malware and stops attacks before damage occurs. Invincea focuses on the U.S. government, healthcare and financial services sectors.
The Invincea machine learning malware detection and prevention technology will be fully integrated into the Sophos endpoint protection portfolio. The integration of Invincea technology into the Sophos Central security management platform will further enhance the Sophos synchronized security portfolio and real-time intelligence sharing.
“We started Invincea with the vision of using non-signature based technologies, including machine learning, in innovative ways to protect organizations against the most advanced forms of cyber attack,” Ghosh said. “X by Invincea represents a new generation in antivirus technology based on deep learning and behavioral monitoring.”