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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…

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…

Iranian hackers targeting critical infrastructure

Dragos acquires NexDefense to bolster ICS defense capability

Dragos has acquired the industrial control system (ICS) visibility technology firm NexDefense and has announced the availability of a suite of tools for companies to assess their ICS security. No financial or organizational details on the deal were released. “This is a mainly a technology acquisition, however a majority of the engineering team is joining…

How to protect yourself through the hazards of the M&A process

By Kelly White, CEO of RiskRecon Mergers and acquisitions are difficult. It’s an exercise in valuation—and determining the assets and liabilities of the acquisition target is a massive undertaking. Amid the frenzy of deadline-driven, confidential due diligence, things get overlooked: no process is perfect, and usually the overlooked elements are simply the price of doing…

Sophos brings on DarkBytes

Sophos has acquired the endpoint security company DarkBytes. The companies did not release the financial details of the agreement, but Sophos said it plans to use DarkBytes technology as the foundation for new managed detection and response andSecurity Orchestration Automation Response services it plans to offer. “The strength and architecture of the DarkBytes platform will accelerate…

Sophos in deal to acquire Avid Secure

Sophos announced today it has acquired the cloud infrastructure security company Avid Secure. Sophos did not release any financial information regarding the deal of the San Francisco-based Avid Secure nor any details on how the two companies will combine their operations. Dan Schiappa, Sophos’ senior vice president and general manager of products, said Secure Avid’s…

Radware acquires ShieldSquare

Radware has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the four-year-old firm bot management solutions provider ShieldSquare. Radware CEO Roy Zisapel said the deal will allow his company to expand its portfolio of bot management solutions which will help Radwareexpand its cloud service offerings. The financial details of the deal were not revealed, but itis…

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