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Broadcom flips Symantec to Accenture Security

Symantec’s Cyber Security Services business has been purchased by Accenture Security from Broadcom, almost five months to the day from when the latter firm paid $11 billion for the unit. Accenture announced the acquisition on January 7 which includes Symantec’s enterprise level business unit that operates six security operations centers located in the United States,…

$1 billion deal sends Armis to Insight Partners

Armis was acquired by the venture capital firm Insight Partners in a $1.1 billion cash deal. The five-year-old Armis, which specializes in enterprise-level IoT security, will operate as an independent entity under the direction of its two co-founders Yevgeny Dibrov, CEO, and Nadir Izrael, CTO and the current executive team. The acquisition also involved the…

Murphy given the reigns at Imperva

Pam Murphy has been named CEO of Imperva. Murphy, who replaces interim CEO Charles Goodman effective immediately with Goodman continuing to serve as chairman of the board. Previously, Murphy was COO of the enterprise software firm Infor. “We’re excited to have Pam join us on our mission to protect critical assets from cybercriminals’ ever-changing attack.…

Jamf acquires Mac endpoint solutions firm Digita Security

The Apple device management company Jamf today announced the acquisition of Digita Security, which specializes in creating enterprise-level endpoint protection solutions for Mac users. The two parties are not releasing the deal’s financial details and Jamf spokesperson told SC Media the deal has already closed. Digita Security, which was co-founded by ex-NSA hacker Patrick Wardle,…

Imperva acquires Distil Networks

Imperva announced yesterday it had acquired Distil Networks with plans to integrate that company’s automated attack mitigation capabilities to help round out Imperva’s product portfolio. Neither company made the merger’s financial details available nor is it currently known how Imperva will integrate Distil’s staff into its current operation. “Distil Networks gives us a comprehensive bot…

Sophos inks deal to acquire Rook Security

Sophos reported today it has acquired the managed detection and response (MDR) firm Rook Security. The financial details of the deal were not revealed, but Sophos said Rook Security skillset will be used so the company can create a re-sellable MDR services by combining Rook Security’s threat detection, investigation and response capabilities with its recently…

Recorded Future, Palo Alto and FireEye in mergers and acquisitions mode

The cybersecurity sector saw three major acquisitions announced this week, with Insight Partners acquiring Recorded Future, Palo Alto buying Twistlock and PureSec and FireEye snapping up Verodin. Monetarily, the biggest deal involved the private equity firm Insight Partners taking a controlling stake in Recorded Future in an all-cash $780 million deal that will also see…

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