XM Cyber Acquires Confluera

XM Cyber, a leader in hybrid cloud security, has acquired Confluera, a pioneer in next-generation cyber-attack detection and response for the cloud. XM Cyber offers a comprehensive cloud-native application protection platform solution using its attack path modeling to prioritize and assess risks to critical assets in your cloud environment.

Together with Confluera, XM Cyber’s Continuous Exposure Management platform provides all aspects of cloud security, from identifying and fixing risk regarding cloud identities (CIEM), identifying vulnerabilities and the detection and response of actual cyber-attacks in real time (CWPP), and best practice and compliance management (CSPM).

The rapid rise in sophisticated attacks across hybrid cloud environments requires organizations to equip themselves with a dual strategy that combines advanced preventative capabilities with active detection and response.

Classic EDRs that were meant for endpoint protection aren’t equipped to deal with the runtime protection of cloud infrastructures. Detection in the cloud requires the next-generation capabilities of CxDR (Cloud eXtended Detection and Response), which leverages visibility from different vantage points and accurately combines them to identify multi-stage attacks propagating across distributed cloud environments.

The XM Cyber solution enables organizations to see their on-prem and cloud environments like an attacker would and identify weaknesses that can be exploited on attack paths to critical assets. With the addition of Confluera, organizations will have the ability to monitor their cloud environments in real-time to see if they are being exploited and effectively block the attacker’s progress before any damage is caused.

The acquisition of Confluera comes less than a year after XM Cyber acquired Cyber Observer to expand its CSPM capabilities.

“Integrating Confluera into our offering just made so much sense. We compared their detection capabilities on workloads with a prominent CWPP solution and were able to detect several attacks that the other CWPP solutions did not. And perhaps just as significantly, it did not create unnecessary noise for the security teams,” said Noam Erez, co-founder and CEO of XM Cyber. “Today, security teams are overwhelmed with ​an overwhelming amount​ of alerts and multiple security tools that they can’t keep track of. They are demanding the consolidation of solutions that can accurately ​and holistically ​analyze risk and ​pinpoint​ high priority ​exposures​ to ​be remediated efficiently​. Confluera aligns perfectly with this core value that we deliver within our suite of services and is a natural fit for us.”

The real-time detection and response capabilities will be available to XM Cyber customers soon. To learn more, visit confluera.com.