Mergers & Acquisitions News, Articles and Updates

Cisco to acquire Duo Security in a $2.35 billion deal

Cisco will acquire Duo Security in a $2.35 billion deal designed boost Cisco's ability to increase security between for its customers as they access more content from the cloud.

AT&T inks deal to acquire AlienVault

AT&T has signed an agreement to acquire the privately held AlienVault with the intention of using the cybersecurity firm's skills to help the telecommunications giant boost its ability to deliver security offerings to small and medium-sized businesses.

F-Secure buys MWR InfoSecurity for $105 million

F-Secure has inked a deal to acquire the outstanding share of the privately held firm MWR InfoSecurity for $105 million.

Companies still finding cybersecurity problems following M&A purchases, says report

Fifty-eight percent out of 100 senior health care executives whose companies were involved in a recent merger or acquisition said in a new survey that their particular organization uncovered a cybersecurity problem with its newly annexed business after the deal was already consummated.

Symantec selling SSL certification business to DigiCert in $950M deal

SSL certification provider DigiCert will acquire Symantec's Website Security service and its related PKI solutions for $950 million and a roughly 30 percent stake in DigiCert common stock equity.

Chinese hackers of NY law firms charged

Three Chinese citizens were charged with hacking their way into the networks of seven law firms and siphoning out investment data.

Analysts: Yahoo hacks won't derail Verizon deal

Verizon is apparently planning to see through its proposed $4.83 billion acquisition of Yahoo!, despite the latter's recent disclosure that the world's sixth most trafficked website was hacked a second time in 2014 impacting as many as 1 billion user accounts.

Post-acquisition, RSA president teases synergy opportunities with Dell SecureWorks

One day after Dell finalized its acquisition of EMC Corporation and its RSA cybersecurity division, RSA President Amit Yoran maintained his business-as-usual stance, but also acknowledged certain synergistic implications.

HPE enterprise security spun off in deal with Micro Focus

HPE reported today that it has agreed to spin off and merge several of its "non-core" assets, including Enterprise Security, with Micro Focus to create a new company that will continue under the name Micro Focus.

Dell officially acquires EMC, including RSA division

In a union that creates the world's largest privately controlled technology company, Dell Technologies has officially acquired EMC Corporation, including its computer and network security division RSA, Dell announced today.

Magic Leap acquires NorthBit

Virtual reality firm Magic Leap has acquired Israeli cybersecurity company NorthBit.

BlackBerry acquires Encription Ltd, launches enterprise consulting unit

BlackBerry acquired Encription Limited, a U..K-based cybersecurity and forensic services firm, and announced that the Canadian phone manufacturer is launching a professional cybersecurity services practice.

Infoblox buys threat intel firm IID for $45M

Managed DNS services provider Infoblox acquired privately-owned threat intelligence firm IID for $45 million.

FireEye nabs automation and orchestration firm Invotas

FireEye Inc. acquired Invotas International Corp., a cybersecurity company that focuses on security automation and orchestration.

FireEye Snaps up iSight Partners in $200M cash deal

FireEye today announced it has acquired the privately held iSight Partners in a $200 million cash deal that was closed on January 14.

Dell's SecureWorks files for IPO

SecureWorks, the cybersecurity division of Dell, put in paperwork with the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday to initiate an IPO.

Blue Coat tacks on Elastica for $280M

Blue Coat Systems will acquire Elastica, a cloud security startup founded in 2012. Blue Coat will pay $280 million for the San Jose, Calif., cloud security company which started up iin 2012.

Goldman invests $35 million in iboss Cybersecurity

Iboss Cybersecurity raised $35 million from Goldman Sachs' Private Capital Investing group, in a Series A transaction that values the company in excess of $500 million.

Cisco to acquire Lancope for $452 million

Cisco will acquire Lancope, a network behavior analytics and cybersecurity firm, for $452 million in cash and equity.

Yahoo names Bob Lord as CISO

Yahoo hired Bob Lord as the company's new CISO, according to a blog post by Jay Rossiter, SVP, product and engineering, science and technology at Yahoo.

Thales picks up Vormetric for $400M

Internet security specialist Thales has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the data security firm Vormetric for $400 million.

Singtel completed $770M Trustwave acquisition

Trustwave announced Monday that it has been acquired by Singapore Telecommunication Limited for $770 million.

Cisco intends to acquire OpenDNS for $635 million

The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2016.

OMG, my root password is in the cloud - and that's where it should be!

In the modern enterprise privileged users are no longer entirely inside the perimeter, nor is your infrastructure.

EMC to aqcuire Virtustream for $1.2 billion

EMC Corporation has announced the acquisition of cloud software provider Virtustream for $1.2 billion.

Singtel acquires Trustwave in $810 million deal

Security company Trustwave announced, on Tuesday, that it is set to be acquired by Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) for $810 million.

Permira, CPPIB to acquire Informatica

Data software company Informatica announced, on Tuesday, that it is set to be acquired by private equity firm Permira and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).

HP bolsters encryption business with Voltage Security acquisition

HP is expected to integrate Voltage's technology into HP Atalla, the company's encryption business.

Back to basics - Ensure both PCI compliance and tighter security

Every business that operates a cardholder environment to transact with its customers is required to maintain compliance to the PCI DSS international standard for security. Penalties for lack of compliance have become costly yet compliance does not equal security.

Accuvant and FishNet Security to join forces

Accuvant and FishNet Security are joining forces to offer a broader suite of services, smarter solutions, more expertise and expanded reach.