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CrowdStrike acquires Humio for US$400m

Cyber security provider CrowdStrike last week confirmed its agreement to purchase cloud management platform Humio for US$400 million, pending final sale conditions.

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021
CrowdStrike acquires Humio for US$400m
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Humio, which was founded in 2016, allows customers to collect and analyse structured and unstructured data and counts among its users the New York City Cyber Command.

CrowdStrike expects that the acquisition will allow the company to improve and expand its eXtended Detection and Response (XDR) capabilities by harnessing Humio’s existing data and analytics services.

“The combination of real-time analytics and smart filtering built into CrowdStrike’s proprietary Threat Graph and Humio’s blazing-fast log management and index-free data ingestion dramatically accelerates our XDR capabilities beyond anything the market has seen to date,” said George Kurtz, co-founder and CrowdStrike chief executive.

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Geeta Schmidt, chief executive and co-founder at Humio, said, “We are thrilled to join CrowdStrike, the company that is leading the security industry with its cloud-native data platform, designed to support customers in establishing more mature and reliable security programs. CrowdStrike’s Security Cloud is the ideal platform to extend Humio’s technology and reach, while continuing our mission to empower customers to make data-rich decisions.”

It is expected that a majority of the US$400 million purchase cost will be paid in cash by CrowdStike.

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Liam Garman

Liam Garman

Liam Garman is the editor of leading Australian security and defence publications Cyber Daily and Defence Connect. 

Liam began his career as a speech writer at New South Wales Parliament before working for world leading campaigns and research agencies in Sydney and Auckland. Throughout his career, Liam has managed and executed a range of international media and communications campaigns spanning politics, business, industrial relations and infrastructure. He’s since shifted his attention to researching and writing extensively on geopolitics and defence, specifically in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Strategy and Security from UNSW Canberra, with a thesis on postmodernism and disinformation operations. 

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