Russia’s Kaspersky, a global cybersecurity company and leader in endpoint protection, has acquired Brain4Net.
Kaspersky aims to bring a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) offering to the market as a unified platform which will combine Kaspersky’s security solutions and technologies with Brain4Net’s network orchestration and control capabilities and expertise. Kaspersky will offer its enterprise customers both security and connectivity services.
In particular, Kaspersky’s SASE offering will include a cloud access security broker (CASB), cloud secure web gateway (SWG), cloud workload protection platform (CWPP), cloud security posture management (CSPM), zero trust network access (ZTNA), and other services.
This acquisition will allow Kaspersky to evolve its existing solutions into full-scale Extended Detection and Response (XDR). SASE brings benefits for XDR, including the ability to collect telemetry from network traffic, stop an attack anywhere across the edge and the network, and simplify orchestration and management due to a single point of control through SASE.
The XDR offering based on a cloud-native EDR solution will provide visibility and advanced functionality for Al-based detection and auto response logic across all endpoints and the network.
Kaspersky XDR will bring a range of automated incident response scenarios (from blocking a file execution on an endpoint to blocking certain network segments or internal infrastructure for certain users or types of users) along with network segmentation tools.
Kaspersky XDR will be based on unified server architecture and will provide centralized management from a single web console. Customers will be able to control and reliably protect all popular entry points for potential threats: network, web traffic, email, workstations, servers, and virtual machines.