July 13, 2018

Netskope acquires Sift to boost cloud security

The acquisition seeks to integrate Sift’s CloudHunter platform into Netskope’s security offering to provide threat detection capabilities.

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IT firm Netskope have acquired Sift Security to boost its cloud security portfolio. With this acquisition, Netskope will be integrating Sift’s CloudHunter platform into their own security offerings to provide threat detection, visualization, correlation and response mechanism capabilities on the cloud.

According to Netskope businesses are demanding different means of tackling cloud security. They claim that with the rise of mission-critical applications, securing them in cloud environments has become the number one priority for organizations.

By acquiring Sift Security, Netskope say that they will be integrating the former’s CloudHunter platform into their cloud security offerings to fortify their product portfolio with threat detection and visualization capabilities. In addition to this, Netskope say that they will be able to provide correlation capabilities as well as response mechanism features to businesses and cater to specific security needs.

Speaking about this acquisition, Sanjay Beri, Founder and CEO at Netskope, commented:

The market is demanding a new approach to today’s challenging security problems, and the integration of Cloud Hunter into our ‘one cloud’ architecture will accelerate our journey toward making Netskope the next great independent, iconic security company.

Sift are excited with this deal and believe that they will help Netskope to grow in the cloud security market by offering customers with a single interface platform available across multiple devices. Neil King, CEO at Sift Security, commented:

We’re excited to combine those capabilities into the market-leading Netskope Security Cloud. Sanjay and team have an unmatched vision for the future of the security market, and we could not be happier to partner with Netskope as part of Sift’s next chapter.

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