Saturday, December 12, 2015

LookingGlass Acquires Cyveillance, An Open Source Threat Intelligence Company

LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, a leader in threat intelligence driven security and dynamic threat defense, has acquired Cyveillance, an open source threat intelligence firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The deal enhances LookingGlass’ ability to deliver the most advanced and comprehensive threat intelligence driven solutions in the market, enabling IT teams to find and mitigate cyber threats using advanced security intelligence. 

Founded in 1997 by Brandy Thomas, Christopher Young, Mark Bildner, and Jason Thomas, Cyveillance is a US-based company that offers an open source intelligence-led approach to security through continuous, comprehensive monitoring and analysis of millions of online data sources to protect client information, infrastructure, and employees from physical and cyber threats. It uses a proprietary technology platform and human security analyst to find and identify risk early for prevention and mitigation. Cyveillance is based in Reston, Virginia, it’s clients include companies from the financial services, energy, technology, retail, and pharmaceutical industries. Currently, the company provides open source internet intelligence to over 400 clients.

In May 2009, Cyveillance was acquired by QinetiQ North America, an information technology and engineering solutions provider to the US government. 

Chris Coleman, CEO of LookingGlass, said in a statement: “Our acquisition of Cyveillance further advances our corporate strategy of delivering the most comprehensive threat intelligence capability in the market. The addition of Cyveillance allows LookingGlass to expand our coverage across the risk landscape helping security teams stay ahead of threats in an efficient and effective way.” 

It’s a smart move for both companies, the combination of LookingGlass’ leading threat and Internet intelligence driven solutions with Cyveillance’s customer-specific customized solutions focused on unstructured and open source intelligence enables broad visibility and unparalleled understanding of risks and threats across the entire internet landscape.

Founded in 2006 by Kenneth Hoxworth and Brian Garmey, LookingGlass Cyber Solutions is a proven leader in threat intelligence driven solutions and dynamic threat defense market. LookingGlass’ core products ScoutVision is uniquely architected to discover, understand, manage and mitigate cyber threats. It provides source and sensor agnostic internet threat visibility to help organizations rapidly respond to cyber threats before they can hit the organization. LookingGlass is currently based in Baltimore, Maryland.

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