London, UK – October 3, 2019 - Outpost24, an innovator in identifying and managing cyber exposure, today announced it has acquired Pwnie Express, the leading provider of threat detection for Bluetooth, wireless and IoT devices.  Through the acquisition, Outpost24 extends its full stack assessment platform with wireless security assessment capabilities.

WiFi and Bluetooth connections have become a staple for businesses and consumers around the world.  These wireless connections are foundational for the exploding Internet of Things (IOT) market.  Similar to other enterprise IT technology, wireless technology presents yet another attack vector that businesses must secure.  Security experts take this vector seriously, for example at industry conferences such as Blackhat / Def Con experts advise attendees to switch off wireless connections to avoid being hacked or tricked into connecting to a malicious network.

“Our customers expect us to help them improve their security posture, and we know they can’t secure what they can’t find,” said Martin Henricson, CEO of Outpost24. “This combination is a perfect fit with our full stack security assessment platform, enhancing discovery of unknowns and identifying the types of devices in our customer’s airspace.  We are thrilled to announce the acquisition.”

Pwnie Express is a well-known and trusted security brand with similar roots as Outpost24 in the ethical hacking industry. Pwnie Express’s flagship solution Pwn Pulse provides full threat detection of known and unknown WiFi access points and all Bluetooth device open for pairing within corporate offices. The company achieved fame for creating the Pwn Phone and Pwn Pad, two devices used by the main character, Elliot Alderson, in the hit drama thriller television series Mr. Robot. Through the acquisition, Pwn Pulse will extend Outpost24’s full stack security assessment platform, allowing customers to assess and monitor their cyber exposure more completely across owned infrastructure, cloud infrastructure and web applications.

Pwn Pulse discovers all IT and IoT devices through WiFi and Bluetooth signals on the network and in the surrounding airspace and monitors their behaviours for indicators of compromise or sabotage. The solution provides actionable intelligence to alert security teams of the potential threats so they can defend the network from unauthorized devices. The acquisition will extend Outpost24’s full stack security platform to carry out assessments on WiFi, Bluetooth and IoT devices as well as detecting rogue devices.

The Pwn Pulse product is available immediately  Additional information is available from Outpost24 or Pwnie Express.

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Note: Results International acted as exclusive financial adviser to Outpost24.

 

About Outpost24

Outpost24 is a leading cyber assessment company focused on enabling its customers to achieve maximum value from their evolving technology investments. By leveraging our full stack security insights to reduce attack surface for any architecture, Outpost24 customers continuously improve their security posture with the least effort. Over 2,000 customers in more than 40 countries around the world trust Outpost24 to assess their devices, networks, applications, cloud and container environments and report compliance status for government, industry sector, or internal regulations. Founded in 2001, Outpost24 serves leading organizations across a wide range of segments including financial and insurance, government, healthcare, retail, telecommunications, technology, and manufacturing.

 

About Pwnie Express

Pwnie Express closes the IoT security gap exposed by the proliferation of IoT and other devices in the enterprise. By continuously identifying and assessing all devices and IoT systems, Pwnie’s security platform prevents threats from disrupting business operations, all without the need for agents, or changes to network infrastructure.