Netskope acquires Sift to boost its Security Cloud

Sift's Cloud Hunter will be integrated into Netskope's security offering to help businesses secure their cloud infrastructure

Netskope has acquired cloud infrastructure security firm Sift to help enhance its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering.

Sift's Cloud Hunter tech will be integrated into the Netskope portfolio, offering current clients access to the full suite of threat detection, correlation, visualisation and response mechanisms on its own Security Cloud service.

Netskope explained that Sift has managed to build a solution specifically targeted at businesses struggling to keep up with security and compliance requirements, particularly when the jump to the public cloud.

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"The market is demanding a new approach to today's challenging security problems, and the integration of Cloud Hunter into our one cloud' architecture will accelerate our journey toward making Netskope the next great independent, iconic security company," Sanjay Beri, founder and CEO of Netskope said.

As part of the acquisition, Sift's CEO Neil King will join Netskope and ensure that development of Cloud Hunter continues alongside the evolution of Netskope Security Cloud.

He explained that joining Netskope will allow the platform's capabilities to grow and alongside the functionalities of Netskope Security Cloud, it will present a unique offering to customers via a single interface and across devices.

"Four years ago we set out to build a security solution that could detect, correlate, visualize and automatically respond to threats in infrastructure-as-a-service environments like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform," said King.

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"We're excited to combine those capabilities into the market-leading Netskope Security Cloud. Sanjay and team have an unmatched vision for the future of the security market, and we could not be happier to partner with Netskope as part of Sift's next chapter."

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