The United States Air Force has awarded an $18.8 million contract for digital defense software to Endgame, the cybersecurity firm told Fortune. Multiple analysts with whom Fortune spoke described the deal as potentially the largest of the year within the “endpoint detection and response” market, a segment of the $74 billion cybersecurity industry that involves finding and remediating security breaches on people’s computers. This niche portion of the fast-growing enterprise security market had a run rate of nearly $500 million in 2016, according to estimates by research firm Gartner.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Fortune