Reston-Based LookingGlass Acquires Threat Intelligence From Goldman Sachs

Reston, Va. – LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, a Reston-based provider of unified threat protection services designed to help clients guard against sophisticated cyber attacks, said on Monday it has acquired Sentinel, creator of a threat intelligence platform developed by investment banking and securities firm Goldman Sachs. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Goldman Sachs also has made an unspecified investment in the company, as part of the deal. Rana Yared, managing director in the principal strategic investments group at Goldman Sachs, will join the company’s board of directors. LookingGlass, which for years has counted Goldman Sachs as a client, said the acquisition, said it plans to further develop and commercialize the platform, while expanding it to the broader financial services industry. “The financial services industry has traditionally led other sectors in building or buying cybersecurity tools to safeguard the corporate and customer information within their networks,” said CEO Chris Coleman. “As we worked with Goldman Sachs in discussing threats and intelligence-powered security operations, it quickly became apparent that acquiring Sentinel was a natural way to meaningfully advance the state of technology and help protect the wider financial services industry as well as other sectors facing greater cyber risk stakes.”


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