IBM plans to acquire Randori, an attack surface management (ASM) and offensive cyber security provider based in Boston, it revealed yesterday.
Randori helps customers to identify external facing assets that are visible to attackers, and prioritise which poses the greatest risk. IBM hopes the acquisition will advance its hybrid cloud and AI skills and capabilities. This will be its fourth acquisition of 2022 and it revealed it has acquired over 20 companies since Arvind Krishna became CEO in April 2020.
The new acquisition provides software to help security teams discover gaps, assess risks, and improve their security over time. Its attack surface management product maps a customer’s attack surface to help identify shadow IT risks and potential entry points for ransomware.