Sophos Acquires SOC.OS To Expand Its Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem 


Sophos says the acquisition of SOC.OS will enhance its managed threat and extended detection and response services

Sophos announced it has bought SOC.OS as it looks to build out its own proposition around managed threat response (MTR) and extended detection and response (XDR) and expand its Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, which underpins its entire set of offerings.

A two-year-old spinout from BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, Milton Keynes-based SOC.OS counts among its customers Sunderland-based housing association Gentoo, London’s Natural History Museum and the UK Atomic Energy Authority. The SOC.OS offering “consolidates and prioritises high volumes of security alerts from multiple products and platforms” from across the user’s IT estate, which, it says, enables security operations teams to understand and respond to the issues that actually matter quickly.

“Alert fatigue and lack of visibility still plague security teams worldwide. Considering this, against the backdrop of constantly changing cyber threats and a challenging talent landscape, defenders need new and innovative products and services that can help them solve more complex incidents in less time. For many defenders, however, the complexity and cost of traditional security solutions act as barriers to adoption. By joining forces with Sophos, we can address these challenges together, head-on,” said Dave Mareels, Chief Executive Officer And Co-Founder, SOC.OS.

Sophos said that Sophos MTR is one of the fastest-growing new offerings in the company’s history. With the innovative technology from SOC.OS, Sophos will be able to seamlessly integrate Sophos’ MTR and XDR solutions within their current set of security and IT solutions. SOC.OS will also provide Sophos the Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem with a broader set of third-party telemetry, so that security analysts have better visibility into important events and alerts.