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said that it has completed the acquisition of ZoneFox Limited, a privately-held -based insider threat detection and response company headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland. The acquisition is likely to enhance the firm’s existing endpoint and SIEM security business.

“By combining ZoneFox’s cloud-based threat-hunting technology with Fortinet’s existing endpoint and SIEM security offerings, we are well positioned to provide our customers with an integrated approach to defend against insider threats, eliminate network blind spots and protect today’s expanding attack surface with automation and machine learning,” stated Ken Xie, founder, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Fortinet.

The company informed that it will now integrate ZoneFox’s machine learning-based threat-hunting technology to complement FortiClient endpoint security to provide endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities and will extend FortiSIEM with additional user entity behavior analytics (UEBA) features, both on-premises and in the cloud.

“Fortinet expects that the new endpoint security capabilities provided by ZoneFox will allow enterprise organizations to better leverage machine learning to detect anomalous behavior and provide an even faster response to insider threats,” the company said.

“Integrating our solution with the Fortinet Security Fabric will allow us to extend our reach to a broad spectrum of Fortinet and third-party solutions to solve customers’ most difficult challenges in network security,” said Dr. Jamie Graves, chief executive officer and founder, ZoneFox.

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