Sourcefire Buys Immunet for $21M in Cloud Security Play
Sourcefire acquired Immunet to add that latter's cloud-based security technology to the Sourcefire tool belt.Sourcefire has acquired anti-malware vendor Immunet to build out its cloud-based security capabilities. The deal, completed for $21 million, combines Sourcefire's intrusion-prevention technology with Immunet's cloud approach. According to Sourcefire, the buy immediately allows the company to provide endpoint protection from client-side attacks, and enables the company to use a mix of reputation services, data loss prevention and forensics to tighten security.
"Immunet is a disruptive innovator in delivering cloud-based security solutions with over 750,000 users in 192 countries," said John Burris, CEO of Sourcefire, in a statement. "This acquisition enables Sourcefire to accelerate our cloud initiatives and provides significant value to customers by protecting them against advanced client-side attacks. Immunet's technologies build upon Sourcefire's reputation for providing customers with innovative solutions that protect them from the latest threats."