SHAH ALAM, 12 JULY 2021 – Capsule8 that provides modern enterprises with scalable Linux workload protection has been acquired by Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity. Founded in 2016, Capsule8 – that is privately held and headquartered in New York – is dedicated solely to the development of Linux security and has established itself as a technology and thought leader in the market.
The acquisition by Sophos that delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing, and a wide range of other cyberattacks, is a winning combination that is set to benefit global users.
“Sophos already protects more than two million servers for over 85,000 customers worldwide, and the Sophos server security business is growing at more than 20% per year,” said Dan Schiappa, chief product officer, Sophos. “With Capsule8, Sophos is delivering advanced, differentiated solutions to protect server environments, and expanding its position as a leading global cybersecurity provider,” he said.
Driven by the dramatic growth in cloud platforms, Linux has become the dominant operating system for server workloads and Capsule8 provides modern enterprises scalable Linux workload protection. Capsule8’s high-performance, low-impact design is ideal for Linux servers, especially those used for high-scale workloads, production infrastructure and storing critical business data.
By using Capsule8, security and operations teams have the visibility needed to detect incidents and protect against unwanted behaviour without distractions, allowing them reduce downtime and avoid costly business disruption while at the same time addressing cost, performance and reliability concerns.
“With Capsule8’s technology, organizations are no longer forced to choose between system stability and security risk. Given the growth and mission-critical nature of Linux environments, and the fast-changing, targeted threat landscape, organizations must be confident that their Linux environments are both performant and secure,” said John Viega, CEO, Capsule8.
Sophos expects to begin early access programs with its products and services leveraging the Capsule8 technology later this fiscal year into its recently launched Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem (ACE), providing powerful and lightweight Linux server and cloud container security within this open platform.
Sophos will also feature Capsule8 technology in its Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solutions, Intercept X server protection products, and Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR) and Rapid Response services.
This will further expand and enhance Sophos’ data lake and deliver continuous, fresh intelligence for advanced threat hunting, security operations and customer protection practices.