SentinelOne, a leader in AI-driven security, announced its pending acquisition of PingSafe, an emergent player in the Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) space, for an undisclosed amount.
The acquisition will allow SentinelOne to extend its cloud workload and data security offerings with PingSafe’s CNAPP technology to offer an integrated platform for comprehensive coverage and automation across cloud environments.
Who is PingSafe
Founded on July 8, 2021, by Anand Prakash and Nishant Mittal, PingSafe publicly launched with a $3.3 million seed funding round.
The company’s CNAPP platform is designed to analyze and seal critical vulnerabilities in cloud infrastructures before attackers can exploit them. PingSafe’s approach to cloud security is unique in that it scans the cloud infrastructure through an attacker’s perspective, allowing it to identify and remediate the most exploitable vulnerabilities efficiently and at scale.
Its CNAPP technology provides a range of security solutions, including cloud compliance monitoring, vulnerability management, credential security, secret scanning, and contextual alerts.
Moreover, PingSafe’s approach to prioritization and remediation focuses on real-time actionable insights and easy-to-use solutions, with features like auto-remediation and a no-code policy builder, which have led to it being ranked first in the “Easiest to Use” category for CNAPP by G2.
The acquisition of PingSafe is strategic for SentinelOne, which is taking an increasingly unified approach to cyber-protection. The integration will shift cloud security, moving from individual solutions to a unified platform on SentinelOne’s Singularity Platform. This platform will offer advanced AI-powered security operations covering the entire enterprise ecosystem.
CNAPP alone doesn’t provide complete visibility across all potential attack vectors, such as endpoints and identities, which are common starting points for cyber-attacks. Integrating PingSafe’s comprehensive CNAPP with SentinelOne’s AI-powered workload protection and analytical capabilities will allow SentinelOne to create a unified security platform that can manage the entire attack surface more effectively.
SentinelOne’s chief product and technology officer Ric Smith told me that SentinelOne is “all about empowering today’s security teams with more than just sophisticated platforms; they need intelligent automation that simplifies their work and enhances productivity.”
PingSafe founder Anand Prakash was more direct, saying the acquisition “signifies not just a union of two companies but a synergy of minds.”
The acquisition positions SentinelOne to become a leading CNAPP provider, competing directly with companies like Wiz, Orca, Prisma Cloud, Trend Micro, and Aqua Security. It expands SentinelOne’s market reach with access to advanced features like secret scanning and an offensive engine that identifies exploitable risks, reducing false positives and providing true prioritization for security teams.
SentinelOne is riding a strong wave of growth, recently releasing earnings that beat consensus estimates for the top and bottom line for the third consecutive quarter, showing a dramatic year-over-year increase in revenue, annual recurring revenue (ARR), and growth in gross margin.
The acquisition of PingSafe is a strong one, further solidifying SentinelOne’s technology base while also allowing it to expand the reach of its unified security approach further. This is another example of SentinelOne continuing to execute its strategic initiatives in the face of a challenging competitive landscape. Keep watching this company.