Kaspersky: Acquires Brain4Net

Kaspersky, a global cybersecurity company and a leader in terminal protection, acquired the emerging company Brain4Net. The organization develops solutions and services to help businesses and service providers adapt modern technologies such as Software-Defined Wide-Area Network (SD-WAN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to the existing network infrastructure.

Kaspersky welcomes Brain4Net’s team, which will help build Kaspersky’s network security strategy, as well as a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and sophisticated XDR offering.

According to the IDC, global spending on the “entire cloud” is projected to reach 1.3 trillion dollars by 2025. In this context, due to the acceleration of the pandemic and its impact on the remote workforce, it is becoming difficult for organizations to manage and protect their distributed infrastructure from advanced threats. SD–WAN enables teams to overcome this challenge by providing effective alignment and simplifying the use of security functions to protect the entire infrastructure.

The remotely working workforce combined with large volumes of data and traffic moving between public cloud services and branches and data centers dictate the need for immediate, stable and secure access for users regardless of their location.A new network security concept, named by Gartner as Secure Access Service Edge or SASE, respondedto this need and combines security and connectivity as needed.

With the acquisition of Brain4Net, Kaspersky aims to bring to market a brand new SASE offering as a unified platform that combines Kaspersky’s best security solutions and technologies with Brain4Net’s network harmonisation and control capabilities as well as expertise.

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