Invincea

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Invincea
Subsidiary
FounderAnup K. Ghosh
Headquarters
Fairfax
,
United States
Key people
Services
ParentSophos
SubsidiariesTwo Six Labs
Websiteinvincea.com

Invincea is a suite of endpoint protection products formerly sold by Sophos.[1] Invincea, Inc., originally Secure Command, LLC, was a venture backed software company that provided malware threat detection, prevention, and pre-breach forensic intelligence.[2] It was acquired by Sophos in 2017,[3][4][5] and Sophos ended the immediate end of sale for all Invincia products in April 2018.[1]

History[edit]

Founded in 2006, by Anup Ghosh, the company is headquartered Fairfax, Virginia. Major investors include Dell Ventures, New Atlantic Ventures, Grotech Ventures, Aeris Capital & Harbert Venture Partners.[6]

In 2012, Invincea used a $21 million grant from DARPA to improve the security of the US military's Android-based devices such as tablet PCs and smart phones. The Invincea software secures data from unauthorized access and protects the device from malicious applications.[7]

In June 2013, Dell announced an OEM partnership with Invincea and began shipping a new endpoint security solution dubbed “Dell Data Protection | Protected Workspace” on all of its commercial tablets and PCs worldwide.[8][9]

In December 2013, Invincea acquired Sandboxie for an undisclosed amount. Sandboxie is a pioneer in the Windows Containment and sandboxing market, making it a logical addition to Invincea’s technology portfolio.[10]

In May 2016, Invincea launched X by Invincea. X protects endpoints by detecting and blocking known and unknown malware—without signatures in real-time. X combines deep learning, which is an advanced form of machine learning, behavioral analysis and isolation technology in one lightweight agent.[9] These technologies work together to provide better threat prevention without any negative impact on the workforce. The technology is built based on years of co-development with DARPA. Using this technology, X can determine if a file is malicious, even if that file has never been seen before. X also provides needed visibility to security teams without overwhelming them with data or requiring additional resources.[citation needed]

In February 2017, Invincea was acquired by Sophos,[3][4][5] a security software and hardware company. In August of that year, subsidiary Invincea Labs was renamed Two Six Labs.[11]

In January 2018, Sophos announced that Invincea would be integrated with its Intercept X end-point security product[12] and, on April 16, 2018, they announced the immediate end of sale for all Invincea-branded products. Support and maintenance will be available under existing contracts through December 31st, 2019, at which point support and maintenance for Invincea products will cease.[13]

On April 16, 2018, Sophos announced that they would no longer be selling any Invincea-related products, although they would continue to support existing sales through the end of 2019.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Invincea: A Sophos Company". www.sophos.com. Retrieved 4 April 2019. On April 16th 2018 Sophos announced the immediate end of sale for all Invincea related products. Support and maintenance will be available under existing contracts through December 31st, 2019, at which point support and maintenance for Invincea products will cease.
  2. ^ "Invincea". Cruchbase.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Sophos Adds Advanced Machine Learning to Its Next-Generation Endpoint Protection Portfolio with Acquisition of Invincea". Sophos. 2017-02-08. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  4. ^ a b "Sophos grows anti-malware ensemble with Invincea". Sophos. 2017-02-08. Retrieved 2017-02-11. One may ask, if you already have great next-generation technology, why do you need Invincea’s technology?...Think of Invincea as the superhero that takes our ensemble to the next level – the entity that adds neural network-based machine learning to the team.
  5. ^ a b "Sophos to Acquire Invincea to Add Industry Leading Machine Learning to its Next Generation Endpoint Protection Portfolio". Invincea. 2017-02-08. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  6. ^ "Dell Invests in 'Zero-day' Security Startup Invincea - The CIO Report - WSJ". WSJ. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  7. ^ Acohido, Byron (4 July 2012). "Military enlists Invincea to beef up Android security". USA Today. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  8. ^ Robert Westervelt. "Invincea Lands Container Deal On Dell Commercial Laptops". CRN. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  9. ^ a b Preimesberger, Chris (16 May 2016). "Invincea Debuts New Invisible Endpoint Security Agent". eWeek. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Sandboxie acquired by invincea: what it means". gHacks Technology News. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Invincea Labs announces corporate name change to Two Six Labs". GlobeNewswire News Room (Press release). 14 August 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  12. ^ Wright, Tom (31 January 2018). "Sophos integrates $100m acquisition into new next-gen offering". CRN. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Invincea End of Service". 26 September 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.