Enterprise Security provider Recorded Future acquires SecurityTrails

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Recorded Future, a provider of intelligence for enterprise security has acquired SecurityTrails, the Total Internet Inventory and leading provider of Attack Surface Monitoring. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Global digital transformation has rapidly moved organisations and governments into a cloud-first world and companies and professionals are spinning up tools, systems, and entire ecosystems without proper security oversight and hygiene. The basic security principle to “know your network better than the adversary” simply cannot happen as CIOs and CISOs have little visibility into all of their internet-facing assets and infrastructure.

With the addition of SecurityTrails’ data, Recorded Future provides the foremost intelligence solution for unique threat landscape visibility, including insight into an organization’s attack surface and shadow infrastructure, the company said. “It has been said, if you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. By combining Recorded Future’s unsurpassed Intelligence Platform with SecurityTrails’ unrivaled view into an organization’s attack surface, we make life miserable for the adversary,” said Dr. Christopher Ahlberg, CEO and Co-Founder, Recorded Future.

With this acquisition, Recorded Future will be launching its Attack Surface Intelligence Module within the Recorded Future Intelligence Platform. Existing Recorded Future clients will also continue to gain insight from SecurityTrails data in other existing Intelligence Modules, incorporated through the company’s Intelligence Graph, and the company will continue to aggressively invest in SecurityTrails’ Total Internet Inventory collection and intelligence capabilities to build out the world’s deepest, real-time dataset of the internet.

“Recorded Future has been a long-standing partner of SecurityTrails and our intelligence collection capabilities and inventories naturally complement each other in terms of providing risk landscape visibility. We’re thrilled at this evolution in our relationship and the tremendous value that organizations can realize for proactive, actionable defenses,” stated Chris Ueland, CEO and Co-Founder, SecurityTrails.

SecurityTrails’ technology collects hundreds of data points at an internet-wide scale, correlating and normalizing to get a near real-time snapshot as well as a historical view of all assets on the internet at any given time. The resulting intelligence enables organizations to manage both critical assets and shadow infrastructure for a complete understanding of their attack surface.

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