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During a merger, an acquisition, or a divestiture: Expel can help assess and protect the new and old you

Rapid growth and change. Never more apparent than during an MA&D. It’s exciting, but with it comes underlying concerns. One of the biggest: protecting both orgs during the transition—and after.

Cybersecurity during M&As: what are your biggest challenges?

Your M&A (or MA&D) transactions present easy entry points

During transactions, threat actors target third-party compromises to exploit larger targets, capitalizing on the vulnerability during the process

You must protect sensitive data—now and later

Merging (or separating) entities means making sure data remains secure and private while in motion

You don’t know what you do–and don’t–have

With low network visibility, unknown tools, access control gaps, and no unified view for existing and new tech

You have differing levels of cyber maturity

When a security-mature org merges with one that’s less so, unexpected vulnerabilities can be unintentionally introduced

You need to reduce complexity

Getting your arms around all the disparate systems, including cloud-based, can seem overwhelming, costly, time-consuming, and maybe even impossible

You want to minimize third-party risk

Ensuring that security controls are in place is essential to mitigate vendor risks and maintain a secure environment

Don’t forget about divestitures

While divestitures share some of the same challenges as M&As (shown above), they also have their own concerns.

  • Managing time constraints – security teams must work within the timeframe established in the “transition services agreement,” putting more pressure on both sides
  • No “status quo” – with no existing infrastructure, the new company being spun off must stand on its own and build a new security tech stack
  • The need to build, or buy, a SOC – to effectively manage and mitigate alerts, the new organization must consider building, buying, or partially outsourcing a SOC to stay proactive

Expel can help add value and control risk throughout the MA&D process

Whether it’s a merger, an acquisition, or a divestiture, secure it from Day 1. Gain a flexible, fast approach to ease the transition. Quickly uncover what security tech is working, what’s redundant, what to keep, and what to cut.

Get consolidated, single-view visibility and management within hours, across a multitude of systems and applications—from cloud to ground—so you can mitigate and reduce your risk. And use tech you have to do it–fast.

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We’ll reduce the pressure on your current SOC team (and reduce attrition) or stand in while you build up a new team

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What do Expel customers say?

In our most recent M&A activity, Expel was instrumental in our process of deciding when to combine our global network with their multiple smaller independent networks. We were able to ingest their tools into our Expel tenant quickly. Once connected, we could see telemetry data from their environment without an extensive amount of configuration. Because of this ease of implementation, we were able to judge our level of risk in a week instead of a month. ”

⎯Ben Uhlig | Global Cybersecurity & Compliance Manager

We saved a lot of time and frustration as well as configuration confusion. Not only were there significant monetary savings, but also significant opportunity cost savings from our decision to work with Expel. ”

⎯Andy Keller | VP, Cybersecurity & DevOps

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