In a deal that is reported to be worth $225 million, the Blackstone Group will buy a majority of the stake in cyber security firm Accuvant from investment firm Sverica International.
Citing "sources familiar with the matter," independent technology news site Re/code is reported on Friday that Yahoo has tapped Alex Stamos to become its new CISO.
FireEye's shares rose by more than 30 percent on Friday following its purchase of Mandiant.
The major acquisition by the Silicon Valley-based security firm FireEye was announced on Thursday.
A compendium highlighting 2013's top mergers and acquisitions activity in the information security industry.
This month's industry news includes a new CEO at Appthority, recent funding acquired by Lookout, and Catbird's new CTO.
Personnel announcements and M&A activity: Ipanema Technologies, Kabel Deutschland, CrowdStrike, Windward IT Solutions, F5 Networks and more.
Austin-based Vista Equity Partners expects to close on the deal by the third quarter of this year.
Over the past three days, security companies announced acquisitions.
Expected to close in April, the deal will make Tripwire one of the largest security and vulnerability management vendors in the industry.
The purchase of the encryption company is further proof that Dell considers information security a critical component of its business going forward.
The acquisition is expected to close Dec. 31 for an undisclosed amount.
Cisco has acquired Milpitas, Calif.-based Virtuata, a security software start-up that safeguards virtual machine data, for an undisclosed sum.