Managed PrintSophos announced it will pay US$100m to acquire US malware protection firm Invincea. 

Invincea makes a line of signature-less endpoint procession technologies that rely on machine learning and behavioural monitoring to block malware.

Sophos chief executive Kris Hagerman said Invincea’s machine learning-based threat detection technology would be rapidly integrated into its product line, representing a significant growth opportunity for the company.

The deal is expected to go through at the end of the fiscal year.