Intel-owned McAfee has acquired next-generation firewall maker Stonesoft for $389 million, the companies announced Monday.
This month's company news features new additions to the dinCloud, Tripwire, and Crocus Technology, as well as Bluebox Security's new research team that will analyze mobile security threats.
Canadian telecommunications giant Telus is bolstering its security offering with the acquisition of digital security and forensics company Digital Wyzdom.
The latest personnel announcements and M&A activity from the likes of Lancope, SafeNet, BeyondTrust, Blue Coat Systems and more.
Vormetric's new CEO, Apple's newest security researcher, and more of the latest security company news.
The latest news involving personnel and companies in the security industry, including Barracuda Networks' new CEO, and Incapsula's new alliance program.
Here's a year-end look back at some of the biggest mergers and acquisitions activity in the security space.
EMC has acquired Menlo Park, Calif.-based online fraud detection provider Silver Tail Systems. Silver Tail, which offers "real-time web session and behavioral analysis" for banking, e-commerce and government customers, will operate as part of RSA, EMC's security division.
Rapid7, a Boston-based vulnerability management and penetration testing company, has acquired Seattle start-up Mobilisafe, which makes cloud-based mobile risk management technology.
Microsoft on Thursday announced that it has acquired PhoneFactor, provider of multifactor authentication technology delivered via a mobile device.
The search engine giant has acquired the virus scanning service to beef up its security portfolio.
In a rare acquisition, Apple has acquired Melbourne, Fla.-based mobile and network security firm AuthenTec for $356 million.
Ixia, a provider of converged IP network testing solutions, has acquired BreakingPoint Systems, whose technology tests and simulates how networks, applications and data centers would respond to a cyber attack.
In an effort to expand its software portfolio to meet growing data, cloud and mobility needs facing organizations, Dell has acquired IT management software vendor Quest Software.
Security giant Symantec on Tuesday acquired Nukona, a privately held provider of mobile application management solutions, for an undisclosed amount.
Dell has announced it will buy SonicWALL, a California-based provider of unified threat management security software.
Trustwave, a cloud-based compliance and information security solutions provider, announced on Tuesday it will acquire M86 Security, a web security solutions and anti-malware provider.
ThreatMetrix acquired TrustDefender, Voltage Securit partnered with Ingenico, Epsilon appointed Keith Morrow as EVP and CIO, and Chris Ray as CSO, and other news.
More than a year removed from its crushing hack, HBGary is now in the hands of government contractor ManTech International.
Juniper Networks has acquired Mykonos Software, a privately held company which offers tools and services to secure websites and web applications against hackers.
Twitter, a hotbed of malware due to its extreme popularity, has made one of its first-ever security acquisitions with the purchase of Dasient.
Symantec has acquired LiveOffice, a privately held cloud-based archiving provider, for approximately $115 million.
Twitter, which recently acquired year-old Android security start-up Whisper Systems, announced Tuesday that it is making some of the company's open-source code publicly available.
Thoma Bravo snared its fifth IT security company since 2009 in a high-priced deal to buy Blue Coat Systems, a company that recently found itself immersed in controversy.
Twitter has acquired a start-up that makes security and management solutions for Android devices.
Check Point Software Technologies bolstered its portfolio Monday with the acquisition of privately held Dynasec, a 7-year-old, Israel-based provider of governance, risk management and compliance solutions.
IBM on Tuesday announced it is buying privately held Q1 Labs, a Waltham, Mass.-based vendor of security event and log management software. The company will be integrated into the newly formed IBM Security Systems division, expected to be led by Q1 Labs CEO Brendan Hannigan. Q1 Labs provides analytics and correlation technology that, it says, can help prevent breaches, such as an employee accessing unauthorized information. Financial terms of the deal, the second SIEM-related acquisition announced Tuesday, were not disclosed.
McAfee on Tuesday announced it is acquiring NitroSecurity, a privately owned security information and event management provider based in Portsmouth, N.H. McAfee said that following the buy, which is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, the integration of NitroSecurity's technology into McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator will give organizations greater visibility into their IT environment. The acquisition is expected to close by the fourth quarter of this year. During 2010, the SIEM market grew from $858 million to $987 million, a growth rate of 15 percent, according to Gartner.
Dave DeWalt has resigned from his most as president of McAfee after four years, the Intel subsidiary announced Tuesday. DeWalt, who oversaw the security software firm through its $7.7 billion acquisition by Intel last year, will serve as a non-employee member of McAfee's board. He will be replaced by two new co-presidents: Michael DeCesare, currently McAfee's executive vice president for global operations, and Todd Gebhart, executive vice president and general manager of McAfee's consumer, mobile and small business division. DeCesare and Gebhart will assume their new roles by the third quarter of this year and report to Renee James, Intel's senior vice president and chairman of McAfee.
Symantec on Thursday acquired Clearwell Systems, a provider of e-discovery, archiving and backup solutions, for $390 million. According to Symantec, the purchase augments its information management and governance portfolio by allowing customers to manage and discover their information with increased speed, efficiency and scalability. Citing a Gartner report, Symantec said companies with a strategy for content archiving will spend a third less on discovery than organizations without one.