Machine Learning at Heart of Security M&A Splurge

2/8/2017 100% 0% If you blinked during the past ten days you might have missed four significant security sector acquisitions that all had one thing in common — major cybersecurity vendors splashed some cash on enhancing their machine learning capabilities. Those acquisitions are: Sophos plc is spending $100 million upfront (plus a $20 million earn-out) for Invincea, which has developed an “endpoint security portfolio [that] is designed to detect and prevent unknown malware and sophisticated attacks via its patented deep learning neural-network algorithms.” Sophos notes that Invincea’s tech, which “uses deep learning neural networks and behavioral monitoring” has been “consistently ranked as among the best performing machine learning, signature-less next-generation endpoint technologies in third-party testing.” Invincea had raised about $47 million from its backers. Radware Ltd. (Nasdaq: RDWR) bought Seculert,…

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