Security vendor mergers and acquisitions
- January 17, 2020
Chris Young has stepped down as McAfee CEO, and Peter Leav is taking his place. Young led the company's spin-out from Intel in 2016 after joining the chip maker two years earlier.
- January 07, 2020
Accenture agreed to acquire Symantec's Cyber Security Services business from Broadcom, less than six months after Broadcom acquired Symantec's enterprise business.
- December 20, 2019
F5 Networks is acquiring Shape Security for approximately $1 billion in a move to strengthen its presence in the application security and anti-fraud markets.
- October 30, 2019
Chris Hylen unexpectedly stepped down as CEO of Imperva in the wake of a data breach involving cloud WAF customer data, though it's unclear if the two events are connected.
- October 21, 2019
Private equity firm Thoma Bravo made an offer to acquire Sophos for approximately $3.9 billion. Analysts discuss what the deal might mean for the endpoint security vendor.
- May 30, 2019
Recorded Future said the $780 million acquisition agreement with private equity firm Insight Partners affirms the growing importance of threat intelligence for enterprises.
- November 06, 2018
Endpoint security startups Appthority and Javelin Networks are the latest Symantec acquisitions as the cybersecurity giant aims to improve its endpoint protection product.
- January 30, 2018
Comodo CA's new chairman Bill Conner and CEO Bill Holtz talk with SearchSecurity about competition in the certificate market and how the internet of things will fuel growth.
- January 25, 2018
Bill Conner and Bill Holtz, who recently joined Comodo CA as chairman and CEO, respectively, discuss Symantec's certificate issues and their effect on the certificate market.
- November 03, 2017
News roundup: Comodo and Symantec sales signal important changes in the certificate authority business. Plus, an Oracle vulnerability gets a CVSS score of 10.0, and more.
- September 09, 2016
Following the Dell-EMC merger, RSA executives expect no significant changes to the business -- although, there will be some product overlap to deal with.
- September 08, 2016
After completion of the Intel Security sale to private equity firm TPG, the new jointly-held cybersecurity company will resurrect the McAfee brand and net $3.1 billion for Intel.
- July 08, 2016
Avast purchased competitor AVG to improve consumer and enterprise products, but one expert said the purchase price proves the antivirus market may be on the decline.
- June 27, 2016
New reports suggest Intel may be looking into selling off its security business, and experts are unclear whether it means Intel's McAfee acquisition has gone sour.
- February 18, 2016
The Internet of Things once again dominates the agenda at RSA Conference 2016, but experts say there will be other hot topics, including the growing debate between IT and the government over encryption backdoors.