Mergers & Acquisitions

Back to basics - Ensure both PCI compliance and tighter security

Every business that operates a cardholder environment to transact with its customers is required to maintain compliance to the PCI DSS international standard for security. Penalties for lack of compliance have become costly yet compliance does not equal security.

Accuvant and FishNet Security to join forces

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Accuvant and FishNet Security are joining forces to offer a broader suite of services, smarter solutions, more expertise and expanded reach.

Company news: Big moves at Veracode, Malwarebytes and CipherCloud

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The latest news in the security field, including personnel moves and mergers and acquisitions.

How to effectively use segmentation to protect your datacenter from cyberattacks

Critical datacenter assets are at the heart of financial services (and many other industries) enterprise networks. Unfortunately, it's still too easy for attackers to get into the datacenter through an insider, a partner, a side server, virtualization, or even a development environment.

Company news: New execs at Malwarebytes and an acquisition by VMware

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The latest mergers and acquisitions and personnel moves, including Malwarebytes, Abacus Group, VMware, Bay Dynamics, vArmour, Secunia, Norse and more.

Company news: New hires at Accuvant, ZeroFox and ThreatStream

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New hires at Accuvant, ZeroFOX and ThreatStream, while a divestiture at Juniper and an acquisition for BlackBerry.

Company news: New additions at Rapid7 and Vaultive

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This month's company news includes new hires at Rapid7 and Vaultive, as well as Palo Alto Networks acquiring security firm in Silicon Valley.

Company news: Schneier joins Co3 Systems and McAfee's name change

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Our company news features Co3 Systems' new CTO, McAfee phasing out its brand name, and Blue Coat Systems acquiring Norman Shark.

VMware acquires mobile security firm AirWatch for $1.54 billion

VMware acquires mobile security firm AirWatch for $1.54 billion

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The deal is expected to close before the end of this quarter.

McAfee products to be rebranded "Intel Security"

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The transition comes a few years after Intel acquired anti-virus firm McAfee.

Company news: 2013 ends with new hires and acquisitions in the industry

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This month's company news features new hires at Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Coalfire Systems, as well as acquisitions by Oracle and Trustwave.

Company news: AVG Technologies' new CEO, Avery Security's acquisition, and more

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News from AirTight Networks, Seculert, Hackett Security, MobileSpaces and others.

IBM acquires Israeli-based Trusteer for its malware and fraud prevention technology

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The deal to purchase Trusteer is rumored to be near $1 billion.

Cisco buys Sourcefire for $2.7 billion

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Cisco made a big network security splash on Tuesday with news that it will purchase Sourcefire, best known for its open-source intrusion prevention system Snort, for $2.7 billion.

McAfee acquires Stonesoft for next-generation firewall technology

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Intel-owned McAfee has acquired next-generation firewall maker Stonesoft for $389 million, the companies announced Monday.

Company news: dinCloud's new CTO, and Bluebox Security's new research team

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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.

Telus snaps up forensics firm

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Canadian telecommunications giant Telus is bolstering its security offering with the acquisition of digital security and forensics company Digital Wyzdom.

Company news: Big additions to teams at Lancope, SafeNet, and more

The latest personnel announcements and M&A activity from the likes of Lancope, SafeNet, BeyondTrust, Blue Coat Systems and more.

Company news: HP, Google, Apple, Microsoft, McAfee and more

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Vormetric's new CEO, Apple's newest security researcher, and more of the latest security company news.

Company News: Barracuda Networks hires new CEO

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The latest news involving personnel and companies in the security industry, including Barracuda Networks' new CEO, and Incapsula's new alliance program.

Top mergers and acquisitions activity in 2012

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Here's a year-end look back at some of the biggest mergers and acquisitions activity in the security space.

EMC, RSA buy online fraud technology maker

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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, Veracode complete mobile security purchases

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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 buys authentication maker PhoneFactor

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Microsoft on Thursday announced that it has acquired PhoneFactor, provider of multifactor authentication technology delivered via a mobile device.

Apple buys AuthenTec to beef up iPhone security

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In a rare acquisition, Apple has acquired Melbourne, Fla.-based mobile and network security firm AuthenTec for $356 million.

Network testing market consolidates with Ixia-BreakingPoint deal

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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.

Symantec buys Nukona, second mobile acquisition this month

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Security giant Symantec on Tuesday acquired Nukona, a privately held provider of mobile application management solutions, for an undisclosed amount.

Trustwave buys M86 to bolster research, managed offerings

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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.

Company news: Personnel moves and merger and acquisition activity

ThreatMetrix acquired TrustDefender, Voltage Securit partnered with Ingenico, Epsilon appointed Keith Morrow as EVP and CIO, and Chris Ray as CSO, and other news.

ManTech acquires HBGary for its anti-malware products

ManTech acquires HBGary for its anti-malware products

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More than a year removed from its crushing hack, HBGary is now in the hands of government contractor ManTech International.

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