PHILADELPHIA – Comcast has acquired cybersecurity firm BluVector for an undisclosed amount. BluVector has developed an AI/machine learning-enabled cybersecurity detection, visibility, and containment system for network security applications.

With the deal, CMCSA is not only acquiring security technology for its internal operations but also intends to support BluVector’s continuing business offerings.

Target Company

Arlington, Virginia-based BluVector was founded in 2015 to employ the latest machine learning software techniques to automate and improve security threat detection and containment requirements for enterprises and government organizations.

Management is headed by new CEO Eric Malawer, who was previously Comcast’s General Manager, Cybersecurity Growth and Innovation.

Below is a presentation of BluVector’s approach to machine learning for cybersecurity:

Source: BluVector

BluVector’s primary offerings include functionalities provided by its machine learning engine:

  • Detection
  • Visibility
  • Containment

LLR Partners provided private equity funding to the company in 2017.

Market & Competition

According to a market research report by MarketsandMarkets, the global cloud security market is projected to grow from $4.1 billion in 2017 to $12.7 billion by 2022.