SentinelOne acquires Attivo Networks for identity-based threat detection

Cybersecurity company SentinelOne plans to acquire Attivo Networks for its identity-based threat detection technology, the companies said Tuesday. The cash and stock transaction, valued at $616.5 million, is expected to close in SentinelOne’s upcoming fiscal second quarter.

In a statement, SentinelOne COO Nicholas Warner said Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR) “is the missing link” in XDR (extended detection and response) — an approach to security that collects and correlates data across layers, including email, endpoints, servers, cloud workloads, and networks.

“The shift to hybrid work and increased cloud adoption has established identity as the new perimeter, highlighting the importance of visibility into user holistic XDR and zero trust strategies,” Warner said. “Our Attivo acquisition is a natural platform progression for protecting organizations from threats at every stage of the attack lifecycle.” 

The demand for cybersecurity products has driven huge levels of investment in the market, with mergers and acquisitions in cybersecurity reaching $77.5 billion in 2021. In June of last year, SentinelOne debuted on the New York Stock Exchange, raising $1.2 billion at an implied valuation of $8.9 billion — making it the highest-valued cybersecurity IPO ever.

Attivo Networks, meanwhile, was founded in 2011 and is based in Fremont, California. It

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