Kaspersky acquires Brain4Net to boost XDR platform with SASE capabilities

The team at Brain4Net, upon joining Kaspersky, will contribute to building Kaspersky’s network security strategy, as well as a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and evolved extended detection and response (XDR) offering.

Through this acquisition, Kaspersky aims to bring a completely new 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.

Particularly, Kaspersky’s future SASE offering is planned to 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.

According to IDC, worldwide ‘whole cloud’ spending is forecast to reach $1.3 trillion by 2025.

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“We are excited to join forces with Brain4Net’s talented team who have already built mature world-class technologies and services for network orchestration and control,” said Andrey Efremov, chief business development officer at Kaspersky.

“I’m confident that their knowledge and experience, combined with Kaspersky’s most awarded security technologies and recognised threat expertise will blend perfectly with our vision for corporate security, while new offerings will help security officers speed up threat detection, investigation and remediation, reducing mean time to response.”

Max Kaminskiy, CEO and co-founder of Brain4Net, commented: “We are delighted to join the Kaspersky team. The spread of SD-WAN technology needs a strong business scenario, that is why we are partnering with Kaspersky XDR.

“Brain4Net’s choice of technologies confirms the high level of the company’s products and competencies. Together we will continue to make the world a safer and more comfortable place.”

Bolstering Kaspersky XDR

SASE is capable of bolstering XDR by allowing for collection of telemetry from network traffic, stopping attacks anywhere across the edge and network, and simplifying orchestration and management due to a single point of control.

Kaspersky XDR will be based on unified server architecture and will provide centralised management from a single web console, with customers able to control and reliably protect all popular entry points for potential threats: network, web traffic, email, workstations, servers, and virtual machines.

In addition to built-in advanced technology detection and analysis, the platform will benefit from further threat intelligence, which is constantly updated and validated by Kaspersky experts.

These components will become an integral part of the single ecosystem, which is in line with Kaspersky’s vision for the future of corporate cyber security, with the central element being the Kaspersky Open Single Management Platform.

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Aaron Hurst

Aaron Hurst is Information Age's senior reporter, providing news and features around the hottest trends across the tech industry.