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November 4, 2019

Sumo Logic Bolsters SIEM with JASK Play

Alex Woodie

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Sumo Logic says it will be better positioned to protect clients from high volumes of security alerts in today’s “perimeter-less” world thanks to today’s acquisition of JASK Labs and its security information and event management (SIEM) software.

JASK Labs developed what it bills as the industry’s first “cloud native” SIEM solution. The company’s flagship product, dubbed JASK Autonomous Security Operations Center (ASOC), is able to collect and analyze data from any source, including network data, endpoint data, and applications residing on-prem and in the cloud.

The acquisition augments Sumo Logic‘s existing collection of “continuous intelligence” solutions, which included a preexisting SIEM. Sumo Logic, which delivers all of its software as a cloud service, has rebranded the JASK software as Sumo Logic ASOC.

The new Sumo Logic ASOC, when used alongside Sumo’s existing cloud-based SIEM, will benefit customers by addressing alert fatigue and automating repetitive tasks, the company says. The combination of the two offerings will transform security alerts into actionable insights that will allow security analysts to act upon problems more quickly.

“Security in the modern world is moving from a human-scale problem to a machine-scale problem,” Sumo Logic president and CEO Ramin Sayar stated in a press release. “Customers are looking for a new approach to help them overcome the pain and complexity around an increasingly perimeter-less world. The JASK team are experts in helping customers navigate this new world. By aligning our efforts as a single team, we are able to democratize security intelligence for all.”

The rise of the cloud and digital transformation is putting security teams on the defensive when it comes to monitoring and defending attacks at scale, says Scott Crawford, a research vice president for security with 451 Research.

“JASK’s approach to SOC automation complements Sumo Logic’s cloud SIEM and security analytics capabilities to help organizations tackle these disruptive challenges to traditional security approaches,” Crawford says.

JASK Labs is based in Austin, Texas and had attracted $39 million in funding. Greg Martin, who was CEO and co-founder of JASK Labs, was named vice president and general manager of Sumo’s security business unit.

“Over the past five years, we’ve worked with customers and experts on the front lines of this disruption to uncover what will truly have an impact on improving the performance of security analysts that have been mired with alert fatigue,” says Martin, who previously worked as a security consultant to the FBI, NASA and the US Secret Service. “We’re excited to bring together our collective security DNA and joint customers and partners to create a powerful security intelligence solution that provides a cloud-native best-in-class modern SOC and analytics solution.”

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