Top mergers and acquisitions activity in 2012

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Company

Purchased

Gains

Terms

 

Acronis

 

GroupLogic

Consolidation move to ensure secure enterprise file access, sharing and syncing.

      Undisclosed

 

 

Apple

 

 

AuthenTec

Increase market share and add security technology to its iPhones as mobile payments become more prominent.

      $356 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cisco

 

Lightwire

Will allow Cisco to deliver high-speed networks with the next generation of optical connectivity.

       $271 million

 
          NDS

Video software and content security solution.

         $5 billion

 
        Truviso

Provides network data analysis and reporting software technology.

      Undisclosed


        vCider

Will help Cisco build distributed cloud infrastructure that ties into its own Open Networking Environment.

 
      Undisclosed

      ThinkSmart

Enhance the wireless network infrastructure by providing location analytics.

      Undisclosed

                  Dell

 
   Quest Software

Database and IT management software.

        $2.4 billion

      
      SonicWALL

Unified threat management products and a customer base of more than 300,000 globally.

      Undisclosed

 
                 
                 EMC


 Silver Tail Systems

"Real-time web session and behavioral analysis" for banking, e-commerce and government customers.

      Undisclosed

              Google

      VirusTotal

Users can input suspect URLs to scan websites for malware threats.

      Undisclosed


                 Ixia


   BreakingPoint
        Systems

Tests and simulates how networks, applications and data centers would respond to a cyber attack.

     $160 million

      Juniper Networks

  Mykonos Software

Tools and services to secure websites and web applications against hackers.

       $80 million


   ManTech International


        HBGary

Continued expansion into the cyber security market with technology to detect advanced and targeted malware.


     Undisclosed

              Microsoft

     PhoneFactor

Stronger authentication for cloud- and application-based services.

 

Undisclosed




                Oracle

     
           Taleo

Expand in cloud computing.

$1.9 billion



          Xsigo

Software-defined networking (SDN) technology to converge network and storage traffic off host servers into Xsigo switching hardware.


Undisclosed


               Rapid7


       Mobilisafe

Broadens its reach into mobile-device with cloud-based mobile risk management technology.


Undisclosed

               Sophos

 Dialogs Software

Broadens mobile security.

Undisclosed

 

Stratus Technologies

       Marathon
    Technologies

 
Solidifies  position as a leading provider of application availability solutions.

 

Undisclosed

 

 

 

Symantec


          Nukona

Lets enterprises distribute and control applications, and protect the corporate data contained within them.

      Undisclosed

        LiveOffice

Cloud-based archiving for on-premise, cloud or hybrid delivery of Symantec solutions.

 

$115 million

 

Toshiba TEC

 IBM's Retail Store
   Solutions (RSS)
         business

Retail point-of-sale solutions worldwide.

 

$850 million

              Trustwave

    M86 Security

Web and email security technology.

Undisclosed


              Twitter


         Dasient

Ad network protection; products that enable the detection and removal of web-based malware and malicious online ads.

 

 

Undisclosed

 

Veracode

    Marvin Mobile
          Security

Detects vulnerabilities in the mobile app development process.

Undisclosed

              VMware

            Nicira


$1.26 billion



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