Sophos says the deal will enable it to create re-sellable MDR services by combining Rook Security’s threat detection, investigation and response capabilities with its recently acquired DarkBytes technology platform.
Sophos will deliver the new MDR services through its network of approximately 47,000 channel partners worldwide.
“Cyber criminals are relentlessly trying to exploit organisations with techniques ranging from tried-and-true phishing emails to the more recent trend of ‘hacker pen-testing’ to find weaknesses in their surface area,” said Joe Levy, chief technology officer at Sophos.
“With MDR, Sophos’ channel partners will be able to provide businesses of all sizes with expert services that continuously detect, hunt for and respond to security incidents.”
In addition, Sophos says it plans to align its synchronised security technology and product portfolio with Rook Security’s 24/7 services for MDR customers, and Rook Security experts will also be able to review these customer security postures to ensure optimal policy configurations for Sophos products across estates.
“Rook Security provides managed detection and response services to detect and eliminate cyber threats. Through threat hunting and data analytics, Rook Security’s experts rapidly detect and mitigate active attacks,” said J.J. Thompson, founder and chief executive, Rook Security.
“We are excited to bring our experts and service delivery innovation to Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cyber security. Together, we can implement faster, more effective threat detection and response capabilities to better protect businesses.”