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 intelligenceThreat Intelligence: Evidence-based knowledge about an existing hazard designed to help organizations understand the risks common and severe external threats, used to inform decisions regarding the subject’s response. LookingGlass Cyber (n) - Actionable, relevant, and timely information that can help when assessing the security posture of an organization. A little more left. No no, that’s now too far... 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 cybersecurityCybersecurity: A set of security techniques that are designed to protect the integrity of computer systems, programs and data from theft and damage to their hardware, software or other information as well as the disruption and misappropriation of their services. LookingGlass Cyber (n) - Professional paid ninjas who protect the cyber world from cyber attacks. Everybody is doing it, but we have the double black belt with the Versace logo. So yeah, we’re really good. 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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