Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cisco to Acquire ThreatGRID for Dynamic Malware Intelligence

Cisco  intent to acquire ThreatGRID, which offers a crowdsourced, unified malware analysis and threat intelligence solution.

ThreatGRID, which is based in New York City, securely crowdsources large volumes of malware and performs advanced analysis in the cloud, to identify key behavioral indicators enabling near real-time remediation. This allows customers to correlate a single malware sample’s characteristics against millions of other samples. The company delivers its dynamic malware analysis and threat intelligence technology both on-premise and in the cloud.

Cisco said the acquisition of ThreatGRID and its team strengthens its Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) portfolio, which was originally developed by Sourcefire and acquired in 2013. ThreatGRID’s on-premise products also expand Cisco's ability to help protect customers with in-house data retention requirements.

comprehensive malware-defeating capabilities, including detection and blocking, continuous analysis and retrospective remediation of advanced threats. The combination of Cisco and ThreatGRID will enhance our already strong capabilities to aggregate and correlate data to identify advanced and evasive cyber threats and provide intelligent cybersecurity solutions for the real world.

  • ThreatGRID is headed by Dov Yoran (co-founder and CEO), who previously was a co-founder and partner at MetroSITE Group, an advisory services firm to both emerging security companies and large enterprises. Previously, he held several leadership roles at Solutionary (now NTT), Symantec, Riptech (acquired by Symantec) and Accenture. Dov is a Founding Member of the Cloud Security Alliance, serves on the Boards of the NY Metro ISSA and CSA chapters and frequently speaks at industry conferences.