British security firm Sophos acquires US' Rook to offer its clients 24/7 threat-hunting

British security firm Sophos acquires US' Rook to offer its clients 24/7 threat-hunting
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4 Jun, 2019

British IT security company Sophos said it has acquired Indianapolis-based Rook Security, which provides organisations with threat-hunting services and responds to threats once they are discovered. The acquisition will help Sophos strengthen its threat-hunting services and scale them up to a 24/7 offering enabled by a team of cyber-threat hunters and incident-response experts.

“Businesses need 24/7 monitoring and management of what is happening on their network, yet many of them do not have the expertise, can’t keep up or don’t have the security teams in-house to optimally configure and manage security around-the-clock,” said Joe Levy, chief technology officer at Sophos.

Sophos said in a statement that it is combining Rook Security’s capabilities with DarkBytes Security Operations Center (SOC) services platform acquired in January. The services resulting from the combination will be delivered via Sophos’ network of around 47,000 channel partners worldwide.

JJ Thomson, founder and CEO, Rook Security, said, “Together, we can implement faster, more effective threat detection and response capabilities to better protect businesses.”

Sophos news

May: Online collaboration tools provider TeamViewer teamed up with Sophos to offer IT administrators a solution for initiating remote troubleshooting sessions from within the endpoint management firm’s mobile platform

February: Sophos’ senior security expert John Shier said that India is still plagued by older generations of cybersecurity threats and is potentially a top target for ransomware.