SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), the global cybersecurity leader, today announced it has completed its acquisition of The Crypsis Group, a leading incident response, risk management and digital forensics consulting firm. The acquisition will further strengthen Palo Alto Networks Cortex™ platform with expert services for incident response and proactive assurance.
"We are excited to welcome The Crypsis Group to Palo Alto Networks," said Nikesh Arora, chairman and CEO of Palo Alto Networks. "This is a team that has handled the most difficult and complex security incidents. The addition of their consulting services will not only strengthen Cortex XDR and help us protect customers from future cyberattacks but also assist in mitigating the potential impact resulting from a breach."
Palo Alto Networks already provides best-in-class prevention, detection and response capabilities through Cortex XDR™. The integration of The Crypsis Group's security consulting and forensics capabilities will strengthen Cortex XDR's ability to collect rich security telemetry, manage breaches and initiate rapid response actions. In addition, Palo Alto Networks can now provide incident response and forensic consulting capabilities at scale.
The Crypsis Group CEO Bret Padres and his team will join the Cortex team at Palo Alto Networks. Palo Alto Networks paid approximately $265 million in cash, excluding purchase price adjustments, to acquire The Crypsis Group. The Crypsis Group operated as part of the ZP Group, an organization with a portfolio of companies specializing in breach response, national security solutions and IT staffing.
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This press release contains "forward-looking" statements that are based on our management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding the expected benefits of the acquisition of The Crypsis Group to us, and our combined current and future customers, the expected impact of the acquisition on our offerings, and our expectations regarding our existing and acquired offerings and services once integrated performing as intended. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. There are a significant number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from statements made in this press release, including risks associated with developments and changes in general market, political, economic, and business conditions; the duration and global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; the impact of COVID-19 on our customers' purchasing decisions; new product and subscription releases; risks associated with managing our growth; our ability as an organization to successfully integrate The Crypsis Group and acquire and integrate other companies, products or technologies in a successful manner; the risks associated with new product, subscription and support offerings, including the discovery of software bugs; our ability to attract and retain new customers; delays in the development or release of new subscription offerings, or the failure to timely develop and achieve market acceptance of new products and subscriptions as well as existing products and subscription and support offerings; rapidly evolving technological developments in the market for network security products and subscription and support offerings; and length of sales cycles.
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