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Checkmarx sold for $1.15 billion

The application security testing firm Checkmarx was acquired in a $1.15 billion deal by the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman. The company had been owned by Insight Partners, also a private equity firm, which plans to retain a substantial interest in Checkmarx. The company believes the deal will help keep it on a growth…

Cybersecurity executive changes

March 16 , 2020(ISC)² has initiated a search to replace the organization’s current CEO David Shearer who will be stepping down from his role at the end of 2020. Shearer led (ISC)² since 2015 and under his leadeship, the association grew to 153,000 certified members and associates in 175 countries. The search for a replacement…

Accenture acquires Context Information Security

Accenture Security has entered into an agreement to acquire the MSSP Context Information Security from its previous owner Babcock International Group. The deal’s financial details were not disclosed, but Accenture said all 250 Context employees will be brought over. Context was founded in 1988 and provides cyber defense, intelligence-driven red team, vulnerability research and incident…

Dell sells RSA to Symphony Technology Group in $2B deal

Just five days before RSA Conference 2020 kicks off, Dell Technologies announced it has entered into an agreement to sell the show’s parent organization RSA to a private equity consortium led by Symphony Technology Group (STG) for $2.1 billion. The all cash deal not only includes RSA’s conference arm, but RSA Archer, RSA NetWitness Platform,…

FireEye adds Cloudvisory to its stable

FireEye has acquired the cloud-security startup firm Cloudvisory. FireEye said the deal places a capstone on its collection of cloud security offerings enabling it to offer customers a one-stop-shopping environment for their cloud security needs. “Cloudvisory gives our customers the ability to actively auto-discover cloud assets to map their policies and relationships in Amazon AWS,…

Mimecast acquires Segasec

Mimecast has closed on a deal to acquire the digital threat protection firm Segasec. While the merger’s financial details were not revealed, a Mimecast spokesperson told SC Media that the deal was closed on January 3 and that all Segasec personnel will be integrated into Mimecast. Mimecast executives said the addition of Segasec technology will…

Mastercard makes a holiday purchase acquiring RiskRecon

Mastercard added to its cyber solutions suite with the acquisition of the AI and data analytics firm RiskRecon. The financial details of the deal were not made public, but the two companies said it is expected to close during the first quarter of 2020. Mastercard cited RiskRecon’s scanning and evaluation technologies that help organizations to…

Tenable acquires Indegy for $78 million

Tenable acquired the industrial cybersecurity firm Indegy in a $78 million cash deal. Tenable’s CEO Amit Yoran said the deal interested his firm as bringing in Indegy’s technology and expertise will allow Tenable to deliver  a unified, risk-based view of IT and operational technology security. “This is a game changer that will help transform how…

Checkpoint acquires Protego

Check Point has acquired the Israeli-start up Protego. Check Point reported it will integrate that company’s serverless security technology into its Infinity architecture that supports networks, mobile, endpoint, IoT and cloud environments. The deal is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2019 and will be integrated into Check Point during the first quarter…

OpenText picks up Carbonite for $1.42B

OpenText has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Carbonite for $1.42 billion. The deal has OpenText paying $23 per share in cash for Carbonite. Steve Munford, Interim CEO, President/executive Chairman of the Board of Carbonite, said multiple parties had expressed interest in buying his firm. The enterprise information management software and solutions firm entered…

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