1Nine 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.
As analyst Eric Ogren of The Ogren Group put it: “Google hosts so many Websites and blogs, storefronts, and download centers that a leading security scanning service makes too much sense. It would be a huge public service for Google to ensure that hosted sites are regularly scanned for security issues.”
Oracle and Passlogix have had an OEM agreement for several years now, with Oracle rebranding and selling Passlogix’s single-sign-on product. Passlogix had a similar agreement with IBM, which last year acquired Passlogix rival Encentuate. Acquiring Passlogix could be a good response for Oracle.