Security Vendors Are Racing Toward a New Anti-malware…
While the calendar still indicates that we are in Q1 2014, the security industry continues as a nexus of M&A activity. The year started with FireEye grabbing Mandiant, and proceeded to Bit9’s merger with Carbon Black, and yesterday’s announcement that Palo Alto’s intent to acquire Cyvera.
These are the most recent deals but similar M&A activity is well established. In 2011, Sourcefire acquired cloud-based AV startup Immunet. Just last year alone, McAfee purchased ValidEdge in February, IBM snapped up Trusteer in September, and Blue Coat grabbed Norman Shark just before the Christmas holiday.
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