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New research shows data centre acquisition upsurge
Despite the rise in number of deals, the total value for the year actually fell below the 2017 peak.
Akamai acquires Janrain for access management capabilities
Janrain enables enterprises to enhance digital trust by offloading login and registration workloads.
ForeScout acquires OT security company SecurityMatters for US$113mil
Recent cyberattacks, such as WannaCry, NotPetya and Triton, demonstrated how vulnerable OT networks can result in significant business disruption and financial loss.
It's official: Microsoft now owns GitHub
The US$7.5 billion deal brings Microsoft closer to the heart of developer communities; with new CEO Nat Friedman replacing former GitHub CEO and co-founder Chris Wanstrath.
IBM to spend $34b to acquire Red Hat
IBM and Red Hat will remain committed to the continued freedom of open source.
Bitdefender expands offerings with RedSocks acquisition
RedSocks provides non-intrusive, real-time breach detection solutions and incident response services.
Palo Alto Networks to expand cloud security capabilities with RedLock acquisition
The acquisition is expected to close during Palo Alto Networks fiscal first quarter, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Flexera acquires multi-cloud management provider, RightScale
"We’re very excited about this acquisition, it’s transformational for Flexera and our customers."
NETSCOUT sells off handheld network testing portfolio
NETSCOUT has dropped its entire handheld network test (HNT) tools business and sold it to US investment firm StoneCalibre, which will then spin out HNT as a standalone company.
Zebra Technologies adds Xplore's rugged computing devices to growing portfolio
Zebra Technologies' acquisition of Xplore Technologies brings opportunities for channel partners
Bitdefender invests in APAC with acquisition of SMS eTech business line
From its base in Melbourne, the new Bitdefender Australia office will retain all current employees of SMS eTech working on the Bitdefender business line.
Proofpoint launches email analysis and phishing remediation solution
Proofpoint CLEAR is the first joint solution announcement following its acquisition of Wombat Security.
Advanced Security Group buys Nelson electronic security integrator
Industrial integrated security solutions provider Advanced Security has purchased Nelson-based electronic security integrator Nelbay Solutions.
VMware to acquire Dell EMC service assurance tech and team
VMware will provide service assurance for communications service providers as they roll out competitive new services on current and 5G networks.
Cisco to drop $2.35b to acquire access security provider
Cisco has announced the intent to acquire Duo Security in order to expand its users' ability to manage secure connections to devices.
Mimecast acquires Solebit to improve threat protection offering
The acquisition offers enhanced protection against advanced cyberattacks, zero-day threats and malware.
Qlik enriches data solutions with Podium Data acquisition
New acquisition expands Qlik’s portfolio beyond analytics, enabling analytics-ready data strategy to drive data-driven transformation.
Broadcom buys out CA Technologies for $18.9 billion
Combined, the companies plan to build what they call ‘one of the world's leading infrastructure technology companies’.
SolarWinds acquires Trusted Metrics, adds threat monitoring offering for MSSPs
The acquisition will allow SolarWinds to offer a new security software product, dubbed SolarWinds Threat Monitor.
Noel Leeming Group to dissolve Appliance Shed retail stores
The Appliance Shed sells a large range of appliances and technology products, including TV and audio products, phones, and home security systems.
Ensono nearly doubles in size with data centre company acquisition
By acquiring a global hosted data centre services business, Ensono hopes to strengthen its presence in the UK and US, and establish one in India.
DDN acquires Lustre business from Intel, significant investment to come
“Over the next few years, we are going to invest significant resources to enhance usability and to broaden Lustre’s capabilities."
IBM acquires Oniqua to bolster IoT offering for asset-intensive industries
Oniqua is an MRO inventory operations software provider with an office in Brisbane.
Continuum acquires MSSP CARVIR, adds SIEM to cybersecurity offerings
The move extends Continuum’s cybersecurity offerings and ability to enable IT service providers to meet the mounting security and compliance needs.