Advancing Cybersecurity, Together: Lumifi Acquires Castra to Support Businesses of All Scales

Advancing Cybersecurity, Together: Lumifi Acquires Castra to Support Businesses of All Scales

By Alex Passett

In significant managed detection and response (MDR) news – NDR, EDR, and SIEM news, too – MDR services provider Lumifi has acquired fellow comprehensive MDR company Castra Managed Services.

(Editor’s note: I’ll do my best to not repeat the phrase “MDR” a dozen more times, readers. That said, MDR is critical in identifying and reducing the undue impacts of cyber threats, as well as eliminating future risks of data breaches. MDR experts monitor the cybersecurity threat landscape as it changes; by the same token, having pros that are apprised of cyberscape trends and dangers is a must.)

So, Lumifi and Castra.

Lumifi has, indeed, acquired Castra, a company known for its enterprise-level MDR services. But this is also representative of more than a paper signed and hands shaken: Lumifi and Castra are forging a strategic partnership to smartly leverage their collective expertise in network detection and response (NDR), endpoint detection and response (EDR), and security information and event management (SIEM), as mentioned at the start of this piece.

Together, Lumifi and Castra aim to provide forward-thinking businesses with next-gen security solutions that are as robust as they are customizable as needs change. Notably, this collab also capitalizes on Castra’s in-depth know-how of the Exabeam infrastructure, a cloud-native solution that extends cloud-scale capabilities that further support in the consistent detection of breaches and the quality of incident responses. After all, the growth of variable attack surfaces is something that tenured cybersecurity experts understand as they solve proliferating cyber problems for businesses in need.

"We have the expertise to develop custom SIEM rules that help each customer optimize SIEM performance and extract maximum security value to protect their organization,” said Tony Simone, a co-founder of Castra.

“Our journey has been about forging valuable collaborations,” Simone added, “so our partnership with Lumifi will allow companies to elevate their SIEM capabilities and adopt programs that enhance their infrastructure while still aligning with their existing business objectives.”

Also commenting on this news, Lumifi’s CISO David Norlin said, “We're thrilled to join forces with Castra so we can offer our clients more choices and control in designing their unique security architectures. We remain committed to providing diverse technological options that guarantee unparalleled service quality, and the Castra acquisition definitely exemplifies this commitment.”

It's just a fact that escalating threats across all areas of cybersecurity can make organizations feel vulnerable. Thus, Lumifi and Castra taking a decisive step to provide the top-tier peace of mind that teams deserve in 2023 and beyond.

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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