Posted by: kurtsh | July 11, 2017

NEWS: Microsoft signs agreement to acquire Hexadite

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imageMicrosoft Corp. has signed an agreement to acquire Hexadite, a company delivering agentless, automatic incident investigation and remediation solutions. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

  • Once closed, the acquisition will build on the successful work Microsoft is already doing to help commercial Windows 10 customers detect, investigate and respond to advanced attacks on their networks with Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP). WDATP continues to prove its value in detecting high-profile security cases such as zero-day attacks, ransomware and other advanced cyberthreats. Today, Microsoft is strengthening its Advanced Threat Protection offering by adding artificial intelligence-based automatic investigation and remediation capabilities, making response and remediation faster and more effective. With Hexadite, WDATP will include endpoint security automated remediation, while continuing the incredible growth in activations of WDATP, which now protects almost 2 million devices.

I like this description of what Hexadite does:

Fighting automation with automation is the only way to level the playing field. Hexadite uses artificial intelligence to investigate every alert and remediate threats, resolving incidents in minutes and freeing up your analysts to focus on the threats that truly demand their expertise.”

Here’s an explanation of their remediation automation solution:

Read the announcement post below:


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