Fidelis Cybersecurity Strengthens XDR Position via CloudPassage Acquisition

Fidelis will be better able to protect its customers in the cloud.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

May 14, 2021

2 Min Read
Cloud security

Fidelis Cybersecurity, No. 275 on the Channel Futures 2020 MSP 501, has acquired CloudPassage. CloudPassage is a provider of cloud security and compliance services.

CloudPassage safeguards cloud infrastructure for organizations in finance, ecommerce, gaming, B2B SaaS, health care, biotech and digital media. Its Halo platform unifies security and compliance across servers, containers and IaaS resources across any mix of public, private, hybrid, and multicloud environments.

Halo’s automation capabilities streamline and accelerate workflows between InfoSec and DevOps.

Fidelis Cybersecurity provides extended detection and response (XDR) solutions to Fortune 100 firms and governments worldwide.

Raising the Bar in XDR

Anup Ghosh is Fidelis Cybersecurity’s CEO.


Fidelis’ Anup Ghosh

“This acquisition extends the Fidelis Cybersecurity active XDR platform to include cloud security and compliance,” he said. “This addition delivers a holistic view of the enterprise to help organizations to find cloud vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and to detect and respond to threats earlier in the attack lifecycle. We will be holding training and outreach sessions for our partners. In these sessions, we will review in more detail the key cloud security and compliance problems that the CloudPassage Halo product platform addresses and its unique lightweight approach.

Fidelis goes to market through channel partners, Ghosh said.

“We see big opportunity, particularly for partners who have an increasing demand to deliver cloud security solutions,” he said. “This includes MDR partners who are differentiating their offerings with cloud security monitoring and compliance services for their customers.”

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Fidelis Elevate unifies detection and response on endpoint, network and cloud with integrated deception technologies. With Halo, Fidelis says it better protects customers in the cloud with a proven, purpose-built unified cloud security platform.

CloudPassage has a small channel program. It will be added to Fidelis Cybersecurity’s substantial channel program, Ghosh said.

Unified Solution

Carson Sweet is CloudPassage’s founder and CEO.

“Digital transformation is driving cloud adoption to new heights, and enterprises are fast recognizing that full-stack security is critical for cloud security,” he said. “The combination of Fidelis’ … XDR capabilities and CloudPassage’s battle-tested CSPM, CWPP and container security automation will give the market the powerful, unified solution it has needed to secure both cloud-based application stacks and the network connectivity that enables them.”

Sweet will assume the role of chief cloud security officer at Fidelis Cybersecurity. CloudPassage’s team will be integrated into the Fidelis Cybersecurity organization. It will continue Halo product development and integration with the Fidelis XDR platform.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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