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Guide: Security company Sophos Group plc said today that it has acquired Avid Secure, a San Francisco-based startup that provides artificial intelligence-based cloud security tools.

Security company Sophos Group plc said today that it has acquired Avid Secure, a San Francisco-based startup that provides artificial intelligence-based cloud security tools.

The terms of the transaction are currently not disclosed. Avid Secure is a private company that does not raise any venture capital.

Founded in 2017, Avid Secure has security experts from LinkedIn, Yahoo, McAfee, Cisco and Atlassian, providing AI-based cloud security analysis and DevSecOps platform for Amazon Web Services, Inc. Public cloud services such as Azure and Google provide end-to-end protection.

Avid said its platform addresses the challenges that cloud security faces in the real world, including lack of workload visibility and continuous monitoring to avoid serious attacks. Avid Secure calls it an "agentless platform" that enables end-to-end protection of cloud infrastructure, helping organizations reduce the time and cost of their security infrastructure and even save up to 30%.

For Sophos, the acquisition will greatly enhance its cloud security capabilities.

Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager of Sophos, said in a statement: "As the public cloud environment is heavily put into use, companies will face a new set of data security challenges, working with Avid Secure's cloud. With load protection and cloud security state management software, Sophos will strengthen its current cloud security capabilities and remain a leader in this evolving field."

This is the first time Sophos has been in February 2017 Acquire end-to-end security solution startups for more than $100 million. After the acquisition, Invenca will be integrated into Sophos Intercept X endpoint security products. [1twenty three]

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