Cybersecurity startup Cmd to be acquired by California-based Elastic

Cmd CEO and co-founder Santosh Krishan and co-founder Jake King will be taking executive roles with their acquirer.

Vancouver cybersecurity startup Cmd has agreed to be acquired by California’s Elastic. Cmd employees will be joining the Elastic team, with CEO and co-founder Santosh Krishan and co-founder Jake King taking executive roles with Elastic, according to a previous report from TechCrunch.

“We are incredibly excited to join forces with Elastic to bring comprehensive cloud runtime security to customers,” said Cmd CEO Santosh Krishnan. “Any robust cloud security program starts with a strong analytics foundation—an area in which Elastic Security is a proven leader. Together, we will deliver intuitive investigative workflows on top of that foundation, along with preventive controls, and detection and response, to enable customers to quickly find attacks and stop them in their tracks.”

Cmd delivers runtime security to global brands, financial institutions and software companies that need infrastructure detection and response capabilities. The Cmd platform observes real-time session activity and allows Linux administrators and developers to take immediate remediation action.

The company was founded in 2016 as an Expa startup accelerator studio company. It’s raised approximately $27 million in funding, including a 2019 round led by GV. Last year, the company was listed as a top 20 cybersecurity startup by Forbes.

According to a statement from the companies, Cmd will add runtime security capabilities to Elastic’s Elastic Limitless XDR, unifying security information and event management (SIEM), endpoint, and cloud security—from build-time, to deployment-time, to runtime, all in a single search platform.

The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.