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Sophos buys Irish Barricade

Sophos has bought Barricade, an Irish security analytics start-up.

Barricade has built a behaviour-based analytics engine based on machine learning techniques that has applications in malware detection. The technology will be used to enhance the security capabilities of Sophos' network and endpoint protection portfolio.

Financial terms of the deal, announced on Wednesday, were undisclosed. Sophos will maintain Barricade's offices in Cork, Ireland. Barricade chief David Coallier and the team of developers, data scientists and engineers will join the Sophos Cloud group. ®

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