Comcast has acquired BluVector, an artificial intelligence and machine learning-powered cybersecurity company that specialises in protecting companies and government agencies.
The US cable giant said that it aims to use both companies’ expertise to support new products and initiatives, growing BluVector’s existing business while collaborating on new technologies.
With the deal, Comcast’s Head of AI and Data Strategy, Eric Malawer, becomes CEO of BluVector. Malawer has more than 20 years of experience in data analytics, artificial intelligence and digital security and he will work with Comcast’s Chief Information Security officer, Noopur Davis, who will lead on identifying new initiatives.
“BluVector is a global leader in leveraging AI and machine learning to defend against advanced cyber threats,” said Don Mathis, General Manager of Growth at Comcast. “We’re thrilled that BluVector is part of Comcast and are excited to support its continued growth, even as we explore new opportunities to leverage BluVector technology and expertise.”
BluVector has a proprietary machine-learning engine that detects, analyses, and contains a range of cyber-threats – including ‘fileless malware,’ zero-day malware and ransomware.