Security vendor mergers and acquisitions
- February 28, 2020
SearchSecurity has learned completion of the Sophos acquisition is imminent, though the endpoint security vendor says the deal has not officially closed.
- February 25, 2020
In his RSA Conference keynote, Rohit Ghai didn't say much about his company's sale to a private equity firm, instead urging attendees to focus on the 'human element' of security.
- February 24, 2020
This Risk & Repeat podcast discusses Dell's recent sale of RSA for $2.075 billion, plus insights from experts on where venture capital firms are investing this year.
- February 18, 2020
With RSA Conference just around the corner, Dell announced it has agreed to sell RSA to private equity firm Symphony Technology Group for approximately $2 billion.
- February 11, 2020
SCVX's Mike Doniger and Hank Thomas discuss why they want to drive vendor consolidation in the cybersecurity industry and how they're planning to accomplish it.
- February 06, 2020
Product testing company NSS Labs was acquired by private equity firm Consecutive, Inc., last October but neither company publicly announced the deal.
- February 05, 2020
More executives have departed McAfee in recent months amid the departure of former CEO Chris Young, who was replaced by former BMC Software head Peter Leav last month.
- January 30, 2020
SCVX, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), raised $230 million this week in its initial public offering and will look to acquire a major cybersecurity vendor.
- 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.
- February 12, 2016
A new study found that IT managers feel pressured to purchase new cybersecurity products even if they don't have the skills to implement the technology properly.
- October 21, 2015
Trend Micro agreed to purchase HP TippingPoint for $300 million in an effort to bolster network security, but experts disagree on the strategy of either company involved.
- August 25, 2015
Video: Threat intelligence tools are a growing market and enterprises need to be able to see through the hype to get the best product for them.
- July 30, 2015
Vendors, such as Intel and Cisco, are hoping to pave the way for a security ecosystem in which applications communicate threat intelligence amongst each other. Will it work?
- May 19, 2015
Network security vendor Fortinet and DHS signed an agreement on security information sharing for better cyber protection in the public and private sectors.
- April 23, 2015
At a roundtable discussion at RSA Conference 2015, security admins pondered what to do about bloated security portfolios.
- April 21, 2015
Vista sells majority stake in security provider Websense to boost Raytheon cybersecurity defense amidst copious information breaches.
- April 10, 2015
News roundup: Technology and security acquisitions have seen some healthy activity in 2015, driven by two key trends. Plus: 75% of users aren't vulnerable to Heartbleed?; White House hack tied to phishing; first state digital ID law.
- March 11, 2015
Through acquisitions Hewlett-Packard has built a formidable lineup of enterprise security offerings, but experts question whether a strong brand can overcome legacy technology and a lacking endpoint strategy.
- February 20, 2015
News roundup: Amid hidden add-ons, discontinued services and walled gardens, vendor trust proves elusive for several high-profile tech firms. Plus: Evidence ties North Korea to Sony Pictures hack; card brands boost cybersecurity; and cookies that ...
- February 10, 2015
HP has agreed to acquire encryption vendor Voltage Security. Gartner says the move will bolster HP's data protection and cloud security products.
- January 23, 2015
News roundup: An of onslaught Adobe, Oracle, OpenSSL, Chrome and Firefox patches highlights the sad state of software security in 2015. Plus, security budgets increasing; HealthCare.gov security woes; false-positive alerts cost millions annually.
- November 26, 2014
Information security managers say the challenges posed by vendors' onerous security product-licensing models often increase the risk of shadow IT and threaten enterprise security.
- October 24, 2014
- September 05, 2014
News roundup: The recent Goodwill security breach has been blamed on a third-party service provider, highlighting the need for due diligence. Plus: Mobile device theft; Android app vulnerabilities and a 12-year-long cyber-espionage network.
- August 08, 2014
At Black Hat 2014, Yahoo CISO Alex Stamos decried enterprise security companies' inability to handle scale and system diversity, and called on vendors to seize the opportunity for innovation.
- April 11, 2014
FireEye and Palo Alto Networks take issue with the new NSS Labs report on breach-detection systems, calling the review process into question.
- March 28, 2014
Security vendors had money to spend in March as acquisition activity featured Trustwave scooping up Cenzic and Palo Alto's purchase of Cyvera.
- March 20, 2014
Symantec Thursday fired its CEO, Steve Bennett, amid ongoing struggles to adjust to a changing infosec product market.
- February 27, 2014
At the inaugural TrustyCon event, F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen decried the lack of trust in security vendors like RSA and warned of government malware.
- January 07, 2014
On the heels of FireEye's purchase of Mandiant, Palo Alto Networks has announced the acquisition of stealth startup Morta Security.
- January 03, 2014
In acquiring the incident response firm, FireEye will combine Mandiant's endpoint defense product with its network-based detection technology.
- December 02, 2013
Through a $370 million deal to buy DDoS mitigation provider Prolexic, Akamai aims to assemble a more complete set of enterprise security services.
- August 15, 2013
IBM acquires Trusteer, a software company known for its expertise in enterprise endpoint defense and advanced malware protection.
- July 09, 2013
Aveksa acquisition should help RSA compete in burgeoning identity management market.
- June 12, 2013
Symantec CEO Steve Bennett says future product strategy will align with the 'Symantec 4.0' blueprint, pushing core features and vendor partnerships.
- March 21, 2013
Huawei security issues threating national security are 'rumors' lacking supporting evidence, a Huawei France executive tells LeMagIT.
- February 25, 2013
At B-Sides San Francisco, Dan Kaminsky discussed how society inhibits its own security culture, and the need to look beyond status-quo technology.
- November 08, 2012
At a panel discussion on cyberespionage and critical infrastructure protection, Huawei CSO Andy Purdy said his firm would help find solutions to the problem.
- September 13, 2012
KEYW says Sensage will help it develop its cyber response platform.
- September 07, 2012
VirusTotal, which uses antivirus engines to check files for hidden malware, has been acquired by Google, according to a statement on the firm's website.
- May 10, 2012
Analysts say eEye’s vulnerability and configuration management capabilities are a good fit with BeyondTrust’s privilege management and AD integration.
- April 04, 2012
TIBCO, an integration software company with little security experience, will purchase one of the few remaining viable standalone SIEM vendors. Terms were not disclosed.
- March 13, 2012
Dell’s security portfolio expands with purchase of unified threat management and next generation firewall vendor SonicWall from private equity firm.
- March 06, 2012
The company, which has made many acquisitions in the last five years, faces integration challenges as it moves more broadly into SaaS, managed security services, analyst says.
- January 24, 2012
Web-based antimalware vendor Dasient is the second security firm acquired by Twitter in recent months. In November, Twitter acquired Android security vendor, Whisper Systems.
- July 28, 2011
The virtualization vendor says a severe XenDesktop and XenApp security flaw needs immediate patching, or else an attacker may execute arbitrary code.
- June 16, 2011
Protected View builds on Adobe Reader X Protected Mode, isolating processes to make it more difficult for malicious code to access the underlying operating system.
- June 07, 2011
Following a retooling of its manufacturing and supply chain management processes, RSA plans to replace security tokens for high risk customers.
- May 16, 2011
VMware adds to its portfolio of security services with Shavlik’s SaaS-based configuration and patch management software.
- May 11, 2011
Thoma Bravo adds to its investment portfolio, which includes Entrust and LANDesk Software and SonicWall.
- May 06, 2011
Sophos branches out into network security with its acquisition of Astaro, UTM vendor for the midmarket.
- May 03, 2011
Sony executives said an attack on its PlayStation Network systems, also exposed the data of 24.6 million users at its Online Entertainment division.
- April 14, 2011
Some say new protections in the SecurID manufacturing and shipping processes may be an effort to mitigate the loss of secret keys used to generate one-time passwords.
- April 04, 2011
Two waves of email attacks targeted small groups of RSA employees, the company said in a blog post last week revealing the first details of the attack since the breach was announced March 22.
- April 04, 2011
EMC said NetWitness will become a core element of RSA's security management products.
- March 29, 2011
More than a dozen errors at McAfee.com and its software download site could lead to cross-site scripting or other attacks, according to a group of hackers that discovered the flaws.
- March 15, 2011
In a strategy briefing to the investors, McAfee president Dave DeWalt outlined the company's vision to bake security into silicon and probe deeper into embedded devices and mobile platforms.
- February 16, 2011
The deal will put McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator agent inside Wind River's embedded operating systems, enabling enterprises to boost embedded system security to non-traditional endpoints.
- February 15, 2011
Networking giant Cisco Systems is realigning its enterprise security strategy with a new emphasis on contextual security that seeks to protect emerging technology like the iPad.
- February 15, 2011
RSA, a division of EMC, has announced Cloud Trust Authority to address cloud computing security issues. It includes features from VMware and RSA's own GRC platform.
- February 07, 2011
Security B-Sides hits San Francisco a day ahead of RSA Conference 2011 and features some of security's most important researchers and analysts.
- January 04, 2011
Dell said the "strategic investment" helps it offer managed security services including network intrusion prevention and detection capabilities to midsize businesses.
- October 12, 2010
In the wake of being acquired by chip making giant Intel, McAfee is rolling out updates and pampering its partners at its annual security conference, Focus 10, in Las Vegas.
- August 30, 2010
CA said Arcot's software as a service delivery model could help accelerate its delivery of CA identity and access management technologies from the cloud.
- August 19, 2010
A deal added encryption to McAfee's offerings and it gained security hardware through its buy of Secure Computing. Intel could gain a stake in nearly all areas of security.
- August 19, 2010
If the deal is approved by McAfee shareholders, McAfee will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary, reporting into Intel's Software and Services Group.
- August 19, 2010
Information security pros in the UK met the Intel acquisition of McAfee Inc. with skepticism for several reasons, including Intel's questionable history of software acquisitions.
- August 17, 2010
Source code analysis vendor Fortify Software will eventually be integrated into HP's Business Technology Optimization application portfolio. Analysts say acquisition was expected.
- August 10, 2010
Provider of network performance monitoring technology moves into security with acquisition of DDoS-prevention specialist.
- July 27, 2010
Networking company plans to integrate SMobile's mobile device security software into its Junos Pulse platform.
- July 01, 2010
BigFix provides IBM with software that can identify devices that fail to meet corporate IT policies.
- March 04, 2010
Trustwave's acquisition of Intellitactics adds SIEM to the QSA's arsenal of cloud services.
- December 10, 2009
IBM's acquisition of Guardium does not validate DAM as a viable security market segment. The market has been hyped, says security expert Eric Ogren.
- November 30, 2009
Deal reportedly worth $225 million.
- October 27, 2009
Cisco said the move would complement its line of IronPort appliances by offering customers Web security gateway services in the cloud.
- October 13, 2009
The acquisition broadens Barracuda's delivery model for URL filtering and securing Web applications through software as a service (SaaS) and hybrid approaches.
- May 27, 2009
EMC said it would move Configuresoft into its Resource Management Software Group. The software could detect configuration changes in both virtual and physical environments.
- April 21, 2009
Mi5's technology gives Symantec URL and malware filtering as well as control of unmanaged applications, such as instant messaging and VoIP programs.
- April 21, 2009
Columnist Eric Ogren highlights the Innovation Showcase at the 2009 RSA Conference, noting that while only one vendor can win the competition, the real winner is the industry as a whole.
- April 13, 2009
Entrust Inc. agreed to be acquired by private investment firm Thoma Bravo LLC in a deal valued at $114 million.
- March 11, 2009
The global economy may be in a steep decline, but VC funding available to new software vendors demonstrates a sound business strategy.
- January 27, 2009
Archer's acquisition of Brabeion indicates convergence in the IT GRC market. Compliance and trend to risk management bode well for GRC companies' in wake of economic meltdown.
- January 05, 2009
CA plans to sell Orchestria's data loss prevention (DLP) technology along side its identity and access management software.
- November 12, 2008
Email security specialist, Marshal joins together with Web filtering firm, 8e6 to form new company.
- October 30, 2008
Ernst & Young's 2008 Global Information Security Survey finds both positive and negative trends in information security depending on how you look at the numbers.
- October 08, 2008
Symantec Corp. CEO John Thompson said MessageLabs technologies will be used to offer Web security and instant messaging protection as a service.