IBM acquires endpoint security company ReaQta, announces expanded XDR suite

IBM announced plans to acquire endpoint security company ReaQta on Tuesday, expanding its footprint in the extended detection and response (XDR) market. 

IBM said ReaQta’s tools use AI to “automatically identify and manage threats” while staying hidden from cyberattackers. 

The technology giant said the acquisition was part of a larger announcement about the expansion of its QRadar brand, which will now include a new suite of XDR offerings. 

Mary O’Brien, general manager at IBM Security, said the complexity of modern computer systems had “created a cloak” that allowed cybercriminals and nation states to get around security systems. 

“The future of security is open, using technologies that can connect the security insights that are buried across disparate tools and advanced AI to identify and automatically respond to threats more quickly across their entire infrastructure, from endpoint to cloud,” O’Brien said. 

“With our expanded capabilities via QRadar XDR and the planned addition of ReaQta, IBM is helping clients get ahead of attackers with the first XDR solution that reduces vendor lock-in via the use of open standards.”

The QRadar XDR platform is designed to provide “comprehensive visibility” across IBM’s slate of security tools and data sources. ReaQta’s tools will help offer clients “continuous monitoring and rapid response as

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