Email security, Cloud Security

Elevate Security purchased by Mimecast

SiliconAngle reports that major cloud-based email security firm Mimecast has entered a deal to purchase workforce risk management solutions provider Elevate Security. Such an acquisition, the financial terms of which were undisclosed, would involve the integration of Elevate's platform which enables proactive identification and defenses of organizations' most vulnerable users through risk intervention and risk intelligence capabilities into the offerings of Mimecast in the long term. Elevate's platform has also been touted to reduce the burden of security operation centers through SecOps policies with individual risk details and automation controls. "People, communications and data are core to every organization and artificial intelligence has accelerated cyber criminals ability to exploit these essential elements for their own gain. People are historically the largest vulnerability in an organization but can also be the strongest line of defense if given the right tools and education. Thats our goal with this acquisition and core to our work manage risk by understanding human behavior in the context of a complex environment and then acting on it," said Mimecast Chief Technology and Product Officer David Raissipour.

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