Secure Computing, Sophos, CA and Trend Micro

By John Hazard  |  Posted 2008-10-09 Print this article Print

Secure Computing-Securify

$15 Million

September 2008

Secure Computing announced in early September it would acquire Securify, gaining Securify's network monitoring appliance for automatic discovery and policy. The acquisition was announced three weeks before McAfee announced it would acquire Secure Computing.


$341 Million

September 2008

Antivirus vendor Sophos acquired Utimaco Software, a data encryption software company and makers of the makers of SafeGuard DLP product line. The acquisition gives Sophos a foothold in the endpoint data protection market, where it will compete with McAfee and Check Point Software Technologies. It also transforms Sophos into a much larger competitor, adding a reported $81 million in revenue with a reported $275 million in revenue and 1,500 employees.


$ - Undisclosed

October 2008

CA on Oct. 7 acquired IDFocus, an identity management software maker, to bolster its network access control and compliance offerings.

Trend Micro-Identum

$ - Undisclosed

February 2008

Trend Micro acquired Identum, a UK-based developer of e-mail encryption technology, to add to Trend's existing portfolio of Web and content-security products. Traditionally an anti-virus firm, Trend Micro's foray into e-mail encryption was an early sign that the security vendor would deliver both in its portfolio, the way AV firms began adding spam protection four or five years ago.

Trend Micro-Provilla

$ - Undisclosed

October 2007

Trend Micro announced plans in October 2007 to acquire Provilla, a DLP provider, to add inside threat protection to its endpoint security portfolio. The purchase followed McAfee's acquisition of SafeBoot ($350 million), Websense's purchase of PortAuthority Technologies ($90 million) and Cisco Systems' acquisition of e-mail filter and anti-spam provider IronPort Systems ($830 million).


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