VC-backed CounterTack buys Canadian cyber tech company

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U.S. predictive endpoint security platform CounterTack has acquired GoSecure Inc, a Montréal-based cybersecurity managed detection and response provider. No financial terms were disclosed. Founded in 2002 and led by President and Chairman Pascal Fortin, GoSecure has been a CounterTack channel partner. Its acquisition will enhance the Waltham, Massachusetts-based company’s enterprise service offerings. Founded in 2011, CounterTack has raised US$92.4 million in venture capital, according to Crunchbase, including last year’s Series D financing led by Singtel Innov8 and SAP National Security Services.


CounterTack Acquires Channel Partner, GoSecure, Scaling a Market Leader for Cloud-Enabled Managed Detection and Response

Wed, 6 June 2018

Acquisition Combines Leading Predictive Endpoint Protection Platform with World Class Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Services securing additional competitive advantages over CrowdStrike and Carbon Black

WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CounterTack, the leading provider of Predictive Endpoint Security for the enterprises, today announced the acquisition of GoSecure, Inc., a cybersecurity Managed Detection and Response Provider. CounterTack has established itself as the only true behavior-based predictive endpoint solution with in-memory analysis, multi-tenancy, and scalability that can manage hundreds of thousands of endpoints in a single deployment. As a market leader in Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and Next Gen Antivirus (NGAV), CounterTack’s acquisition expands its previous partnership with GoSecure to scale a best-in-class MDR Platform as a Service for the company’s domestic and international customers. The transaction will enhance CounterTack’s solutions for enterprises of all sizes, whether deployed on-premise, hosted, or managed in the cloud.

With this acquisition, CounterTack takes MDR to the next level and will continue its explosive growth with revenues surpassing $70 million next year. CounterTack’s Platform as a Service will empower its customers in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific, including small and mid-sized corporations, the Fortune 50, and national security organizations to stay on top of today’s advanced forms of cyberattacks like ransomware, memory-only malware, scripted attacks executing in plain sight and insider threats. CounterTack delivers highly scalable, predictive endpoint security products to its customers together with multi-vector threat hunting and industry-leading cybersecurity mitigation services to protect customers with unmatched speed and effectiveness.

“CounterTack has been methodical in building technology, acquiring IP, servicing customers and controlling expenses in lock step with market demand with far less capital expended than our main competitors,“ stated Neal Creighton, CEO of CounterTack. “With GoSecure, we immediately expand our service offerings, add the industry’s best security experts and thought leaders that, together with CounterTack’s products, offer automated, scalable MDR. GoSecure has been a CounterTack partner for years and is fully integrated on our platform to power their services so the combination is a natural progression of our relationship.”

“GoSecure has fully integrated CounterTack’s platform into our active mitigation services to create differentiated offerings,” stated Pascal Fortin, President and Chairman of the Board for GoSecure, Inc. “CounterTack’s strong platform and GoSecure’s depth of real-world security experience will allow us to bring an unrivaled class of services to address client’s most demanding security requirements. We look forward to joining the CounterTack team and providing unprecedented protection – from rapid identification to active mitigation with aggressive SLAs to organizations of all sizes across the globe.”

“Security teams are looking for security service providers that can help them prevent, detect, and respond to the flood of advanced threats targeting the enterprise,” says Aaron Sherrill, Senior Analyst at 451 Research. “With its acquisition of MSSP GoSecure, CounterTack is paving the way for the next generation of managed security service provider and endpoint security delivery.”

With robust threat hunting and active mitigation services that directly touch the endpoints with SLAs measured in seconds and minutes, enterprises with hundreds of thousands of endpoints down to those with a few hundred can now can secure their infrastructure with a single vendor solution from CounterTack.

About CounterTack
CounterTack is the leading provider of Predictive Endpoint Detection, Response and Next Gen Antivirus, which together, is coined by Gartner as Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) for the enterprise. CounterTack’s EPP delivers multi-vector detection, prevention, and response by applying a unique combination of behavioral analysis, memory forensics, machine learning, and reputational techniques to counter the most advanced threats. CounterTack detects and analyzes threats based on behaviors observed in the operating system, in memory and on-disk, leveraging analytics that examine the cause and effect of endpoint state changes. CounterTack empowers security teams with the tools, information, and context they require to prevent and neutralize threats across the entire threat spectrum before they damage the business. CounterTack currently has over 300 customers globally and powers the Managed Detection and Response (MDR) offerings of a growing ecosystem of the world’s leading MSSPs.

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Madeline Lee, 781-215-9427
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