VMWare to Acquire Lastline


VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a Palo Alto, CA-based provider of compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security solutions, is to acquire Lastline, a San Mateo, California-based provider of anti-malware research and AI-powered network detection and response solutions.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

Upon close, Lastline will bring threat research from a renowned group of academic cybersecurity researchers. It will enable VMware to further increase the capabilities provided by the VMware Carbon Black Threat Analysis Unit (TAU) with network-centric threat research and behavioral analysis. VMware will add new tools to make security intrinsic across highly distributed, multi-cloud environments connected by a virtual cloud network, enabling any app on any cloud on any device.

Founded in 2011, Lastline provides a Network Detection and Response platform, powered by AI, which protects on-premises networks, email, and public cloud workloads from cyber threats, minimizing the risk of a damaging and costly breach that results in the loss of data, customers, and reputation. The company’s technology, used by Global 5000 enterprises, was offered directly and through resellers and security service providers, and was integrated into third-party security technologies worldwide.



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