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Security Analytics Company Devo Buys Kognos To Deliver The ‘Autonomous SOC’

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Cloud-native logging and security analytics company Devo Technology has acquired autonomous threat hunting startup Kognos Inc. for an undisclosed sum. As part of the acquisition, Kognos CEO Rakesh Nair, the former Head of Engineering at Netwitness/RSA, will join Devo as Vice President, Engineering. This acquisition combines Devo, the scalable cloud-native logging and security analytics platform, with Kognos to deliver on what Devo calls the “autonomous SOC.”

Devo collects data from across the entire attack surface, from any source, at massive scale, and provides the advanced analytics and detections that feed directly into the Kognos AI engine. Kognos knows the questions and data analysts use and applies AI to automatically triage and investigate alerts and create attack stories—a key component of the autonomous SOC.

As the company puts it, this powerful combination automates key aspects of the threat lifecycle—detection, triage, investigation and hunting—eliminating the repetitive manual tasks that lead to analyst burnout and SOC inefficiency.

It’s no secret that security analysts have been grappling with a rapidly expanding threat landscape that has led to analyst burnout and increasing turnover rates—the third annual Devo SOC Performance Report found this reality causing more than 60% of respondents to consider changing careers or leaving their jobs. By building an autonomous SOC—with complete visibility, automation, analytics, and open access to community expertise and content—security leaders can retain talent and combat threats.

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