CipherCloud has acquired Anicut Systems, a privately held provider of adaptive security as a service
Anicut’s technology will enhance CipherCloud’s cloud discovery, data protection and monitoring platform by bringing additional intelligence and security controls that help organisations defend against a fast evolving threats landscape. The financial terms of the acquisition are undisclosed.
The Anicut technology provides advanced cloud security analysis of real-time traffic using machine learning to detect malicious insider and external threats. The technology detects both high risk clouds and high risk user activities in their use of cloud services based on over 60 attributes to detect advanced attacks on cloud services such as spear phishing and watering hole. It also enables administrators to effectively configure and enforce corporate cloud use policies.
Pravin Kothari, founder and CEO of CipherCloud: “The rapid pace of cloud adoption by organisations requires deep intelligence into cloud threats and real-time protection for data across clouds. We are making this investment to go deeper into cloud visibility and security given the clear demand.”