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iBoss names DeWalt to board

David DeWalt has been appointed to iBoss’ board of directors as vice chairman. DeWalt is the founder of NightDragon Security and former CEO and chairman of McAfee and FireEye. iBoss believes DeWalt’s experience will help with the company’s effort to move from on-prem to the cloud. “The cloud has changed everything, not just enabling business…

Private equity firm bids $3.9 billion for Sophos

Sophos’ board of directors has recommended to its shareholders that they accept a bid by the private equity firm Thoma Bravo to purchase the cybersecurity firm. Sophos confirmed that Thoma Bravo has bid $7.40 per share for the company totaling about $3.9 billion. Thoma Bravo, which has a history of purchasing software companies, said it…

HP picks up Bromium

Hewlett Packard acquired the endpoint security firm Bromium on September 19. The Palo Alto-based HP had been licensing Bromium’s technology and for use in its Sure Click solution. Bromium will become part of HP’s broader platform to secure endpoint devices. The deal’s financial details were not released nor any information given on how Bromium’s staff…

Symantec sells off enterprise business for $10.7 billion

Symantec sold off its enterprise security business to chipmaker Broadcom for $10.7 billion, but will retain consumer cyber safety business. The deal, which includes the Symantec brand name, was approved by Symantec’s board of directors and is expected to close before the end of the year, but still must pass standard regulatory approvals. Symantec will…

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,…

Cybersecurity executive changes

July 23LogRhythm named Mark Logan as CEO. Previously, he served as president of Attunity and CEO of WealthEngine. July 10Retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Guy Walsh was named the the founding executive director of The University of Texas at San Antonio’s National Security Collaboration Center. The center is a consortium of 38 government, university and industry partners…

Exterro picks up privacy firm Jordan Lawrence

Information governance software maker Exterro has acquired the data privacy and information management software firm Jordan Lawrence. Bobby Balachandran, CEO at Exterro, said the move was made to help his firm more effectively manage the new and evolving data privacy and security regulations, such as CCPA and GDPR while addressing e-discovery needs under the Federal…

Venture capital investments

June 10, 2019 Vectra closed a $100 million round of funding led by TCV and existing investors. Vectra said it will use the investment to accelerate global market expansion and R&D innovation. November 29, 2018Venafi closed a $100 million round of financing that was led by TCV along with investment from QuestMark Partners and NextEquity…

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…

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