IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: Nine Security Acquisitions We Would Love to See
Nine Security Acquisitions We Would Love to See
Sophos thus far has not made any real move into SAAS (software as a service), bucking a trend of moves by McAfee, Symantec and Trend Micro. The strategy has paid off for Sophos, as the company's on-premises business is going well. Still, as SAAS adoption continues to increase, the lack of a SAAS business could come back to haunt the company.
Given the economy, maybe it is not surprising that there are security acquisitions going on, as it perhaps gives larger vendors an opportunity to buy smaller ones at somewhat cheaper price than in the best of times. The past few months have seen several acquisitions in the security space: IBM's purchase of Ounce Labs, Trend Micro's soon-to-be-closed acquisition of Third Brigade and McAfee's plans for MX Logic, just to name a few. With this in mind, eWEEK has compiled a list of security acquisitions we would like to see. This list was written without regard to any acquisition rumors that may be floating around about any of these companies, but with an eye toward the product portfolios of various vendors and their competitors.