McAfee Is Buying, F-Secure is Hiring
Article by George Norman
On 08 Apr 2011
McAfee, company that specializes in providing security software solutions for home and business users, has announced that it completed the acquisition of Sentrigo, company that provides database security and compliance, assessment, monitoring and intrusion prevention solutions. McAfee’s President, David DeWalt, said that the acquisition represents an important step in McAfee’s growth; by acquiring Sentrigo, McAfee can expand its security offering to cover databases as well.

DeWalt explained that before acquiring Sentrigo, McAfee looked at several other similar companies. After a careful examination of the players on the market, McAfee decided that it’s best to acquire Sentrigo. That’s because McAfee has collaborated with Sentrigo before, because Sentrigo’s solutions are complementary to McAffee’s, and because Sentrigo “has the best technology, best go-to-market approach, and strongest team to bring into McAfee.”

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“I believe Sentrigo has the DNA to become the market leader for cloud security of databases. The Sentrigo architecture is unique in the database security market and gives McAfee the capabilities it needs to deliver the industry’s most comprehensive database security platform which is an important part of an organization’s overall data protection and data center security strategy,” commented David DeWalt.

In related completed acquisitions news, McAfee itself has been recently acquired by Intel. The same David DeWalt announced back in February that the acquisition, which was first announced back in August, cleared reviews by the US Federal Trade Commission, the European Commission, other regulatory bodies, and the boards of directors and stockholders. McAfee is now a wholly owned-subsidiary of Intel and a part of Intel’s Software and Services Group.

While McAfee is buying companies, another security company is looking to bring new people on its team. F-Secure, Finland-based company that specializes in providing antivirus and security software solutions, has announced that several positions in Helsinki and Kuala Lumpur have opened up. One position that has opened up is that of Exploit Analyst; this job entails analyzing vulnerabilities and reverse engineering exploit code.



Tags: McAfee, Sentrigo, Intel, Acquisition, F-Secure, Security
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