With the acquisition of ReaQta, IBM Security completes its XDR stack
Specializing in terminal security, the start-up ReaQta will come under the control of IBM Security, which thus intends to offer a complete platform for detection and extended response (XDR). The company simultaneously launched the XDR offer under the QRadar umbrella.
IBM Security has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire start-up ReaQta for an undisclosed price. Founded in 2014, the latter offers an endpoint security platform that relies on artificial intelligence to identify and manage threats while trying to remain undetectable from cyberattackers. The vendor’s active defense platform provides enterprises with advanced detection and response capabilities without requiring additional or highly trained personnel. Based on user behavior analysis, ReaQta’s solution helps stop known and unknown threats in real time and can be deployed in a hybrid model – on-premises or in the cloud. A solution similar to that of Darktrace, but on a more restricted perimeter. Prior to its acquisition, ReaQta had raised $2.8 million in venture capital, according to Crunchbase. Investors include Alpha Intelligence Capital, Fortino Capital, Integra Partners and Investlink.
Following this acquisition, IBM Security is also expanding its XDR offerings marketed under the QRadar brand. To provide complete visibility into security tools and data sources, QRadar XDR combines elements of security information and event management (SIEM), orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR), endpoint detection and response (EDR), and network traffic analysis (NTA) in a SaaS platform. The acquisition and XDR in general also play a role in IBM’s zero-trust security strategy. Finally, note that the XDR software runs on big blie’s Cloud Pak for Security platform, which also integrates the firm’s data security and identity portfolios.