CrowdStrike has just announced the acquisition of Preempt Security. This young shoot was founded in 2014 by Ajit Sancheti and Roman Blachman, a former NetScreen, then Juniper for the first and Lacoon Mobile Security for the second. Preempt Security specializes in dynamic and continuous conditional access control. The whole thing is based on a risk analysis aimed at identifying possible threats in real time, be it simply negligent behavior or theft of privileges, even accounts and lateral shift in the environment. All of this to trigger warnings, but also to adaptively trigger the use of multi-factor authentication. The Preempt Security Platform can also be integrated into solutions from Okta, Ping Identity, but also Duo, Centrify or even Phantom and Demisto.
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In a press release, CrowdStrike places this acquisition in the broader trustless, infamous zero trust trend: “CrowdStrike and Preempt work together to provide a security architecture and protection against zero trust threats to retain users. Business endpoints and data are protected from modern attacks without compromising productivity or the user experience. “Preempt’s technology must therefore be integrated with the publisher’s Falcon platform.
And George Kurtz, Co-Founder and CEO of CrowdStrike, believes this integration “will help customers gain end-to-end visibility and apply [leurs règles de sécurité] from making decisions based on risk, behavior and identity to blocking attacks in real time. “
For this operation, CrowdStrike will spend $ 86 million in cash and $ 10 million in stocks and options. Since its inception, Preempt Security has raised $ 27.5 million in two funding rounds. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of the quarter.