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Netskope Scoops Up Sift Security for More Cloud Threat Protection

July 12, 2018 / Jessica Lyons

Cloud security company Netskope today said it acquired Sift Security, a cloud infrastructure security startup, for an undisclosed amount.Sift’s product, Cloud Hunter, uses machine learning, analytics, and graph visualization to detect and respond to threats across infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. Netskope plans to integrate the product into its cloud security platform. Its IaaS security capabilities already use multiple data sources to help customers address data loss prevention (DLP), threat protection, continuous configuration, and posture management, said Netskope CEO Sanjay Beri.Integrating Sift’s technology will enable the platform to better “correlate, visualize, detect and remediate breaches and threats and incidents within IaaS environments,” he said. “Sift Security enhances Netskope’s ability to uniquely gather and visualize the richest set of contex...