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  • PatchLink, SecureWave announce merger

    Security firm PatchLink said it plans to acquire SecureWave to strengthen its patch management platform with endpoint security and policy management features. 

  • Endpoint fears drive PatchLink-SecureWave merger

    Experts say the PatchLink-SecureWave merger makes sense since IT pros want a better way to protect their endpoint devices. But PatchLink's market supremacy is far from assured. 

  • Ensuring Web application security during a company merger

    When companies merge, so must their Web application infrastructures. Securing and integrating applications, however, can be a struggle without cooperation from all sides. In this tip, Michael Cobb explains how a merged organization can avoid turf bat... 

  • Security Wire Weekly -- June 6, 2007

    Bryan Sartin, Cybertrust's vice president of investigative response, talks about his company's merger with Verizon. Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer of BT Counterpane, and Lloyd Hession, CSO of BT Radianz, talk about life after their mergers ... 

  • Watchfire will help IBM build application security

    Analysts have been pushing the Security 3.0 concept this week at Gartner's IT Security Summit, and one analyst says IBM's acquisition of Watchfire illustrates the trend. 

  • IBM to acquire Watchfire for risk, compliance

    IBM agreed to acquire Waltham, Mass.-based Watchfire Corp. to add Web application and compliance testing tools into Big Blue's Rational development platform. 

  • Best practices for compliance during a merger

    Company mergers involve more than just aligning two different security infrastructures. When one vendor acquires another, it's the handling of compliance issues that can be an IT security staff's toughest task. In this tip, security expert Joel Dubin... 

  • Testing security of apps could put pressure on vendors

    Gartner IT Security Summit: Companies should shoulder some of the responsibility for testing applications to put pressure on vendors to create more secure software, say panelists. 

  • Sclavos's VeriSign departure leaves many questions unanswered

    Some industry observers say disagreements fueled his resignation, but others say Sclavos's abrupt departure revolved around his role in VeriSign's options accounting practices. 

  • Google dives into security market

    Search engine giant Google has acquired security startup GreenBorder Technologies, making it a bigger player in the wider information security market.