Trustwave acquired Breach Security for its web application firewall business, and is planning to integrate the technology into its application security suite.
Trustwave has acquired web application firewall provider Breach Security.
The deal, made for an undisclosed sum, will allow Trustwave to
integrate Breach Security's Web app firewall technology into its
existing application security suite.
Breach Security's WebDefend application firewall appliance, features
inbound and outbound inspection of Web traffic for sensitive data such
as credit card information. In addition, Breach Security is also
custodian of open source Web application firewall ModSecurity.
"Hackers increasingly target insecure
Web applications as their point of entry into an organization's
network," said Sanjay Mehta, CEO of Breach Security, in a statement.
"Adding WAF to Trustwave's application security suite provides
customers with an unrivaled defense-in-depth solution to secure
applications throughout the software development lifecycle."
Trustwave's SpiderLabs focuses on multiple aspects of
application security, including penetration testing, secure code
review, security-focused software development training and incident
response. The combination of application penetration testing and web
application firewalls also provide compliance with requirement 6.6 of
the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Trustwave
"This acquisition adds more truly innovative technology to
Trustwave's product portfolio, significantly enhancing our ability to
help our clients secure their information," said Robert J. McCullen,
CEO of Trustwave, in a statement. "Combining an industry leading
WAF solution with our SpiderLabs services should make our application
security capabilities unmatched in the industry."