Mergers And Acquisitions

FTC warns Facebook on changing WhatsApp privacy policies

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Both companies publicly stated that messaging service's privacy policy wouldn't be affected by the acquisition, but if they were, Facebook would have to receive users' consent.

Accuvant to be acquired by the Blackstone Group

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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.

Alex Stamos to become Yahoo CISO, according to report

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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 jump following Mandiant deal

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FireEye's shares rose by more than 30 percent on Friday following its purchase of Mandiant.

FireEye acquires Mandiant in $1 billion deal

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The major acquisition by the Silicon Valley-based security firm FireEye was announced on Thursday.

Top mergers and aquisitions activity in 2013

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A compendium highlighting 2013's top mergers and acquisitions activity in the information security industry.

Company news: Appthority's new CEO and Catbird's new CTO

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This month's industry news includes a new CEO at Appthority, recent funding acquired by Lookout, and Catbird's new CTO.

Company news: A new CEO at Ipanema and Windward IT Solutions new addition

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Personnel announcements and M&A activity: Ipanema Technologies, Kabel Deutschland, CrowdStrike, Windward IT Solutions, F5 Networks and more.

Investment firm acquires Websense for $1B

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Austin-based Vista Equity Partners expects to close on the deal by the third quarter of this year.

Blue Coat, Vasco and AVG acquire companies

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Over the past three days, security companies announced acquisitions.

Tripwire acquires nCircle to scale its risk management offerings

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Expected to close in April, the deal will make Tripwire one of the largest security and vulnerability management vendors in the industry.

Dell buys data protection partner Credant Technologies

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The purchase of the encryption company is further proof that Dell considers information security a critical component of its business going forward.

Blue Coat to buy Crossbeam Systems

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The acquisition is expected to close Dec. 31 for an undisclosed amount.

Cisco buys Virtuata for virtual security

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Cisco has acquired Milpitas, Calif.-based Virtuata, a security software start-up that safeguards virtual machine data, for an undisclosed sum.

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