Cybersecurity Firm Infocyte Sold to Datto Holding Corp.

Infocyte, a cybersecurity software company started in San Antonio by two U.S. Air Force veterans, has been acquired by Datto Holding Corp.

Datto, a cybersecurity and data backup company based in Norwalk, Connecticut, did not disclose the purchase price.

Infocyte, founded in San Antonio in 2013, moved to Austin in 2018. Chris Gerritz and Ryan Morris co-founded Infocyte. They both formerly worked as officers in the U.S. Air Force on Security Hill at Lackland Air Force Based in San Antonio in cyber security roles.

Infocyte created software that detects and responds to cyberthreats. The company’s patented technologies continuously collect and correlate data from endpoints to identify potential threats. Security professionals monitor the network to respond to cyberthreats.

“Infocyte’s offerings are complementary to Datto RMM Ransomware Detection and SaaS Defense application security products in those same NIST stages,” Tim Weller, CEO of Datto, said in a news release.

“We look forward to joining Datto and to further securing the SMBs and other clients served by its vast network of MSPs around the world,” Curtis Hutcheson, CEO of Infocyte, said in a news release. “Securing endpoints from advanced threats continues to be a top challenge for SMBs. With Datto’s partner community and growing security portfolio, we will be able to dramatically expand our reach to millions of endpoints under management, enabling Datto’s partners to provide their SMB customers with leading detection and response technologies.“

Prior to its acquisition by Datto, Infocyte had raised $12.7 million in venture capital from LiveOak Venture Partners, Toba Capital, and other private investors.