Comcast has made an inorganic move to add depth to its security portfolio. Yesterday the cable giant announced the acquisition of BluVector, adding talent and technology in what is emerging as a key area for all network operators.
BluVector specializes in AI-powered security. Using a machine-learning engine, the company's software detects, analyzes, and takes action against a wide range of threats. AI is increasingly finding a home within the world of internet security. Humans are apparently better at finding holes in systems than they are at plugging those holes or recognizing attacks designed to exploit them in real time.
BluVector will continue to operate as a unit within Comcast, which has named industry veteran Eric Malawer as CEO. He will oversee the ongoing expansion of the company's existing business while working with Comcast CIO Noopur Davis on ways that Comcast can leverage the unit within its broader portfolio.
Financial terms were not disclosed.