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Zscaler Signs Agreement to Acquire Smokescreen


Zscaler, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Smokescreen Technologies, a leader in active defense and deception technology.

Smokescreen’s cutting edge capabilities will be integrated into the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange, further building upon Zscaler’s ability to precisely detect the most sophisticated, highly targeted attacks, ransomware, and lateral movement attempts.

Additionally, Smokescreen will help provide rich threat intelligence and telemetry for the Zscaler team to proactively hunt for emerging adversary tactics and techniques. The transaction is subject to standard closing conditions and is expected to close during Zscaler’s fiscal fourth quarter ending July 31, 2021.

In contrast to traditional reactive security measures, active defense uses proactive tactics to thwart the most advanced attackers with high-confidence detections across the lifecycle of an attack. It allows businesses to rebalance the defensive equation in their favor; identifying intrusions before attackers compromise vital company data and resources. Smokescreen is fully aligned with MITRE Shield, a framework for organizations to apply active defense effectively in their security operations workflows.

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