SolarWinds, Verizon, Cyxtera, and Arctic Wolf – Business Security Weekly #69

January 18, 2018
In the Security News, Paul and Michael discuss SolarWinds acquiring LOGGLY (undisclosed), Verizon acquires Niddel, Cyxtera Technologies acquires Immunity (undisclosed), and Arctic Wolf raised $16M in Equity! All that and more on this episode of Business Security Weekly!

Article Discussion on Leadership, Communication, and Innovation

How to Be More Productive Without Burning Out
  • Missing the root cause: too much work
  • Clarify focus, measure results
  • Serial changes add up
  • Do you have an accountability partner?

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager
  • Core competencies
  • EQ
  • Company fit

What Cybersecurity Chiefs Can Learn From Warren Buffett
  • How well are your investments working?
  • What do you have visibility into?
  • It doesn’t have to be sexy to be good
  • Can what you have do more?

The Importance of explaining “Why” before “What” when you need help
  • People want to know why before what (in most cases)
  • Why is a powerful word
  • The bottom line: intentions and reasons matter

Getting The First 15% Right
  • Think before you act
  • The trick is to move before you’re ready, but not too soon or too late
  • Consider the outcomes and work backwards

Startup & Security News You Need to Know

SolarWinds acquired LOGGLY (undisclosed)

  • “Loggly develops cloud based log management and analytics platform that offers application debugging, deployment monitoring and alerting solutions”
  • $47.4M raised over 6 rounds; last round was $11.5M in equity in June 2016
  • “SolarWinds develops a network monitoring software that allows to detect, diagnose and resolve network performance issues.”
  • Part of the Silver Lake Partners portfolio
  • “Private equity investment firms Thoma Bravo and Silver Lake Partners transitioned SolarWinds from a public to a private entity in February 2016.”
‘* —> “IT management software that works for you—and that delivers on our promise of unexpected simplicity.”

Verizon acquires Niddel

Cyxtera Technologies acquires Immunity (undisclosed)[edit]

Arctic Wolf raised $16M in Equity

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