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For cyber attackers, and those who defend against them, the stakes could not be higher than they are right now.  There’s no question that security is a top priority for organizations and the threat landscape is more dynamic than ever. Given the explosion in the amount of information being created and exchanged, driven by mobility, cloud computing, and the Internet of Everything (IoE), the number of cyber attacks will continue to increase—and with greater speed and complexity. Companies need threat-centric security solutions to address the full attack continuum – before, during, and after an attack.

Today, I am pleased to announce Cisco’s intent to acquire ThreatGRID, headquartered in New York, NY. ThreatGRID offers dynamic malware analysis and threat intelligence technology, both on-premise and in the cloud. This helps organizations and security teams defend proactively against and quickly respond to advanced cyber attacks and malware outbreaks.

The acquisition of ThreatGRID and its team of security innovators strengthen Cisco’s security strategy to deliver intelligent and comprehensive cybersecurity for the real world. ThreatGRID’s technology enhances Cisco’s Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) portfolio, originally developed by Sourcefire, acquired in 2013. ThreatGRID’s on-premise products also expand our ability to help protect customers with in-house data retention requirements. AMP addresses our customers’ security needs from network to endpoint and delivers 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.

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and investments are a key part of our innovation strategy that includes build, buy, partner, and integrate. This acquisition further supports Cisco’s priority to deliver innovative security offerings and to be the number one IT company, and security partner, to our customers. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014. We are very excited to welcome ThreatGRID’s outstanding team and technology to Cisco.

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12 Comments.


  1. Robert Boorman

    Any details on the acquisition price?

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    • Hilton Romanski
      Hilton Romanski

      Thank you for your note, Robert. The financial details of this acquisition will not be disclosed.

         1 like

  2. Is this acquisition meant to supplement or replace SandBoxing Capabilities of SourceFire Team ?

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    • Hilton Romanski
      Hilton Romanski

      Thank you for your note, Parag. The acquisition of ThreatGRID absolutely complements Cisco’s Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) portfolio that we acquired through Sourcefire. The AMP solution is now integrated into Cisco Web Security Appliances, Email Security Appliances, and Cloud Web Security offerings. The acquisition of ThreatGRID builds on the foundation of security market leadership from both Sourcefire and Cisco.

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  3. Hi Hilton,

    ThreatGRID was funded by the Central Intelligence Agency, at least according to the following obsure reference that appeared 1-year ago in CRN:

    “Dov Yoran, co-founder and CEO of ThreatGRID, an antimalware analysis platform that recently received In-Q-Tel funding, said the investment firm required a certain influence on the product road map. The funding ensures that the intelligence community not only gets the technology, but gets a product that is more refined for their needs, he said.”

    Additionally, the In-Q-Tel (IQT) website specifically states:

    “While CIA remains our primary partner, IQT has broadened its scope in recent years to support other agencies within the IC, such as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T). This expansion has allowed our partners to benefit from technology developments that are jointly funded, reducing risk and fostering better inter-agency information sharing and operations.”

    Sincerely,

    Brad Reese

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  4. Is this acquisition meant to supplement or replace SandBoxing Capabilities of SourceFire Team ?

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  5. Any details on the acquisition price?
    thanks

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  6. Thanks.

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  7. Thank you for everything. I think the topic is very helpfull for the people who want to get information about Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire ThreatGRID

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  8. Hilton Romanski
    Hilton Romanski

    I’m delighted to announce that Cisco has completed the acquisition of ThreatGRID. We welcome the team to the Cisco family!

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  9. i agree with you 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

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  10. okay…The AMP solution is now integrated into Cisco Web Security Appliances, Email Security Appliances, and Cloud Web Security offerings.

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