Case study

SurfRight has been acquired by Sophos Group PLC

The shareholders of SurfRight, an innovator in signature-less next-generation endpoint threat detection and response (ETDR) and advanced threat prevention, have sold the company to Sophos Group PLC, a global leader in network and endpoint security. Financial details have not been disclosed.

SurfRight develops software technologies for Windows operating systems to prevent, detect and remediate cyber attacks, including exploits, ransomware and other modern and prevalent malware. SurfRight’s line of proprietary tools are recognised as providing leading malware detection and breach prevention solutions that also disrupt attackers in every phase of the cyber kill chain, without requiring prior knowledge of attacks.

Sophos is recognized as a leader in endpoint protection today, with a growing set of next-generation technologies such as behavior-based analytics, Malicious Traffic Detection that monitors attempted outbound connections to known bad URLs, and Application Reputation which leverages a crowd-sourced big data warehouse managed by SophosLabs to determine whether a downloaded file is known to be good or bad and prompts the user to take appropriate action. This acquisition will further strengthen Sophos’ leading endpoint protection technology, by adding complementary new defense tactics, delivered either on premise or in the cloud.

Oaklins' team in the Netherlands acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to the shareholders of SurfRight.

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