Darktrace acquires attack surface analytics firm Cybersprint

Darktrace has acquired Cybersprint in a deal worth €47.5 million. 

The acquisition was announced on Wednesday. Under the terms of the agreement, Darktrace will pay €47.5 million ($53.7m), 75% of which will be handed over in cash, and 25% will be transferred through equity. 

According to the British cybersecurity firm, the agreed purchase price is roughly 12.5 times Cybersprint’s annual recurring revenue (ARR). 

Located in the Netherlands, Cybersprint aims to “improve digital security around the globe” through the development of the Attack Surface Management platform, which leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms to automatically scan, map, and correlate business assets, as well as identify any weaknesses, vulnerabilities, and blind spots that external threats could take advantage of. 

Cybersprint says the platform provides an “outside-in perspective, similarly to how hackers see your brand.”

Darktrace considers Cybersprint technologies as potentially “enriching” resources able to augment the capabilities of the Darktrace Detect and Respond product line. 

Darktrace solutions are based on ML algorithms designed to make calculations through real-world data feeds. Cybersprint’s platform will be integrated as a new module in Prevent and will be used to generate data for the Darktrace cross-domain Attack Path Modeling security suite.

According to Darktrace,

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