Splunk Boosts Security Analytics Portfolio with Acquisition of Phantom for $350M

Splunk Boosts Security Analytics Portfolio with Acquisition of Phantom for $350M Image Credit: Phantom

Splunk has signed an agreement to acquire Phantom Cyber, a leader in Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) for approximately $350 million.  

Oliver Friedrichs, Founder and CEO, Phantom will report to Haiyan Song, senior vice president and general manager of security markets, Splunk.

Analytics-Driven Security and SOAR

SOAR platforms improve the efficiency of security operations by automating tasks, orchestrating workflows, improving collaboration, and enabling organizations to respond to incidents at machine speed. According to Gartner*, “By year-end 2020, 15% of organizations with a security team larger than five people will leverage SOAR tools for orchestration and automation reasons, up from less than 1% today.”

Customers will be able to use Splunk® technology for orchestration and automation as an integral part of their Security Operations Center (SOC) platform to accelerate incident response while addressing the skills shortage.

The combination will help SecOps teams to:

 - Advance cyber defense and reduce organizational risk using analytics-driven security

 - Respond faster by accelerating incident responseWork smarter and reduce staffing and skills challenges.

Doug Merritt, President and CEO, Splunk
Phantom’s employees and technology significantly expand and strengthen Splunk’s vision for the security nerve center and for business revolution through IT. 

Oliver Friedrichs, Founder and CEO, Phantom 
Combining SOAR with the industry’s leading big data platform is a revolutionary advance for security and IT teams and will further cut down the time it takes them to eliminate threats and keep the business running. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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