Cybersecurity risk assessment company RootSecure acquired by Arctic Wolf Networks

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Arctic Wolf Networks (AWN), a security operations center (SOC) as-a-service company, has announced the acquisition of Waterloo-based RootSecure Corp.

AWN plans to use RootSecure to help companies better assess their cybersecurity risk alongside its AWN CyberSOC service to detect and defend against cyberattacks.

AWN, based in California, allows companies to protect themselves from cybersecurity threats by providing them with their own SOC. Arctic Wolf says its AWNCyberSOC solution is a turnkey product that alerts companies to threats through hybrid AI. The company also has an office based in Waterloo.

With its acquisition, AWN plans to use RootSecure to help companies better assess their cybersecurity risk alongside its AWN CyberSOC service to detect and defend against cyberattacks.

“As customers embrace SOC-as-a-service, they also want to understand their vulnerabilities,” Brian NeSmith, CEO and co-founder of Arctic Wolf, said in a statement. “This acquisition augments our current offerings by adding comprehensive risk assessment to improve any customer’s overall cybersecurity posture.”

RootSecure provides risk-based vulnerability assessment solutions that probe networks, uncover connected devices, and test social engineering resilience. RootSecure supplies vulnerability assessments of networks and devices while providing security teams with real-time updates.

“Organizations are constantly challenged to keep up with the proliferation of devices and their inherent vulnerabilities,” James Mignacca, CEO of RootSecure, said in a statement. “Pairing our continuous vulnerability scanning technology with Arctic Wolf’s SOC-as-a-service offering will enable customers to see a more holistic view of their security posture, in order to more quickly identify any cyber exposure gaps.”

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