- The acquisition aligns with EDGE’s ongoing expansion into the field of cybersecurity
Abu Dhabi, UAE: – EDGE, one of the world’s leading advanced technology and defence groups, has announced its acquisition of OryxLabs, a prominent cybersecurity company based in Abu Dhabi. OryxLabs is providing tailored cybersecurity solutions to safeguard its clients from emerging cyber threats. With a strong focus on advanced research, engineering, and innovation, the company has been entrusted with addressing cybersecurity challenges at scale while delivering exceptional services to its clients. The acquisition gives EDGE the opportunity to expand its portfolio and provides it with advanced solutions to solve critical pain points in cybersecurity, both locally and internationally.
Mansour AlMulla, Managing Director and CEO of EDGE, said: “EDGE Group’s rapid growth and increasing emphasis on creating sovereign capabilities necessitates pursuing opportunities that enhance our capabilities and expand our offerings. Adding OryxLabs into the Group is a logical step, enabling us to elevate our portfolio of advanced technology solutions. OryxLabs’ proven track record and its ability to deliver on advanced solutions will provide tangible benefits to EDGE, our clients, and strategic partners. Together, we are well-positioned to navigate the evolving landscape of cybersecurity and offer unparalleled cybersecurity solutions.”
OryxLabs currently employs three proprietary solutions: Vulncano, used to identify malicious actors or discovering weaknesses within an entity’s own environment; Discovery, an external attack surface monitoring platform; and DNS Firewall; which monitors outgoing DNS traffic from an organisation’s network and remotely operated computers to ensure existing endpoint devices do not access any malicious website.
Established in 2020, OryxLabs’ strategy focuses on high scalability, rapid innovation, and engineering prowess to address complex cybersecurity issues. The company specialises in crafting modular solutions to cater for the needs of its clients. By leveraging its extensive expertise in Data Science, AI, Security research, and Big Data, OryxLabs has assembled an exceptional team of software developers who can effectively tackle complex cybersecurity challenges with precision and innovation.
Launched in November 2019, the UAE’s EDGE is one of the world’s leading advanced technology groups, established to develop agile, bold and disruptive solutions for defence and beyond, and to be a catalyst for change and transformation. It is dedicated to bringing breakthrough innovations, products, and services to market with greater speed and efficiency, to position the UAE as a leading global hub for future industries, and to creating clear paths within the sector for the next generation of highly-skilled talent to thrive. With a focus on the adoption of 4IR technologies, EDGE is driving the development of sovereign capabilities for global export and for the preservation of national security, working with front-line operators, international partners, and adopting advanced technologies such as autonomous capabilities, cyber-physical systems, advanced propulsion systems, robotics and smart materials. EDGE converges R&D, emerging technologies, digital transformation, and commercial market innovations with military capabilities to develop disruptive solutions tailored to the specific requirements of its customers. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, EDGE consolidates more than 20 entities into four core clusters: Platforms & Systems, Missiles & Weapons, Electronic Warfare & Cyber Technologies, and Trading & Mission Support.