Sophos buys Linux server security firm Capsule8

Sophos, a global leader in cybersecurity, has acquired Capsule8, a market leader in detection and response for Linux production servers and containers.
Sophos at IT eventCapsule8 is headquartered in New York, NY. Capsule8 is dedicated to the development of Linux security and has established itself as a technology and thought leader in the market, with marquis customer wins and billings growth of 77 percent in the year to March 31, 2021.

Sophos protects more than two million servers for over 85,000 customers worldwide, and the Sophos server security business is growing at more than 20 percent per year.

Dan Schiappa, chief product officer, Sophos, said: “With Capsule8, Sophos is delivering advanced, differentiated solutions to protect server environments, and expanding its position as a leading global cybersecurity provider.”

Linux has become the dominant operating system for server workloads. Capsule8’s high-performance, low-impact design is ideal for Linux servers, especially those used for high-scale workloads, production infrastructure and storing critical business data.

“We provide security teams with the crucial visibility they need to protect Linux production infrastructure against unwanted behavior, while at the same time addressing cost, performance and reliability concerns,” said John Viega, CEO, Capsule8.

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