The Top 10 Cybersecurity Acquisitions Of 2018 (So Far)

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7. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Secdo

Purchase Price: $100 Million (reported by Israeli business publication Globes)

Palo Alto Networks bolstered its data collection and visualization capabilities on the endpoint through its April purchase of emerging vendor Secdo.

The Santa Clara, California-based platform security titan said its acquisition of New York-based endpoint detection and response vendor Secdo will enhance its ability to rapidly detect and stop stealthy attacks. The data from Secdo will into feed into the Palo Alto Networks logging services and give applications running in the framework greater precision to visualize, detect and stop cyberattacks.

Secdo's thread-level approach to data collection and visualization goes far beyond traditional EDR methods, which Palo Alto Networks said only collect general event data. As a result, security operations teams are hamstrung as they try to reconstruct each step of an attack and distinguish between malicious and normal activity.

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