April 2, 2023

The cybersecurity mergers and acquisition market continues into 2022 as vendors look to solidify their positions and expand their offerings. Despite growing macroeconomic challenges in 2022, tech giants continued to broaden their cybersecurity portfolio, with large security vendors building up their platform approach through acquisitions.

Here in this recap, top acquisitions are ear marked for a review. Though this year seen infinite acquisitions

One trend seen specifically is that the private equity firms jump in to the M&A and acquired few important companies

Personally if someone asks the best of Acquisitions that can be picked from the below bunch, Will take sure the Microsoft Acquisition of Mandiant and next comes all the Thoma Bravo Acquisition


January

Google Cloud acquires SOAR vendor Siemplify

Google Cloud announced that it has purchased Siemplify and its SOAR technology. The company plans to add Siemplify’s tools into its Chronicle security suite.

Cerberus Cyber Sentinel acquires True Digital Security

Cybersecurity consultancy and managed service provider Cerberus Cyber Sentinel has purchased True Digital Security. That company, which provides cybersecurity operations and compliance services, will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Cerberus. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Flashpoint buys Risk Based Security

Flashpoint has announced its acquisition of Risk Based Security (RBS), which offers vulnerability and data breach intelligence services. Flashpoint plans to integrate RBS’s knowledgebase and technology into its platform. Terms of the sale were not released.

Datto acquires EDR vendor Infocyte

Datto Holding, which provides cloud-based software and security solutions for managed service providers, has announced its purchase of Infocyte. Terms of the sale were not released.

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February

Snyk  Acquires Fugue

Snyk acquired cloud security posture management (CSPM) vendor Fugue to move its developer-focused security platform into the larger cloud security market. The startup raised $85 million from eight founding rounds. Fugue last year rolled out a unified policy engine that connects cloud posture back to configuration code, using one set of policies to manage compliance and security throughout the entire software development lifecycle.

Tenable Acquires Cymptom

Tenable Holdings has announced its intent to acquire Cymptom, known for its attack path management technology. Once the deal closes, Tenable plans to integrate Cymptom’s agentless platform into its threat and vulnerability data. “Risk prioritization has become a cornerstone of modern cybersecurity. By correlating software vulnerabilities and misconfigurations with network and access data, Cymptom can immediately identify exploitable attack and breach pathways. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Belden divests itself of Tripwire

Networking solutions provider Belden has announced an agreement to divest its Tripwire cybersecurity business for $350 million to HelpSystems. Belden will act as Tripwire’s exclusive reseller of its industrial security solutions.

Cloudflare to enhance zero-trust capabilities with Area 1 purchase

Internet security firm Cloudflare has announced its intent to acquire Area 1 Security and its cloud-native anti-phishing technology. The $162 million deal is expected to not only extend Cloudflare’s Advanced Email Security Suite, but also better position the company to deliver zero-trust solutions.


March

Perception Point adds web security with Hysolate acquisition

Email and cloud collaboration channel security firm Perception Point has purchased Hysolate and its web isolation platform. The combined companies will be able to offer protection against content-based attacks through isolation, detection, and remediation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed

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April

Nuvias Group buys Netsafe

Nuvias Group has acquired Netsafe, a cybersecurity and networking distributor group, to expand its operations in Eastern Europe, specifically in Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, and Bulgaria. Terms of the sale were not released.

Thoma Bravo acquire identity security firm SailPoint

Sailpoint has entered into an agreement to be acquired by software investment firm Thoma Bravo. Once the deal is finalized, Sailpoint will become a privately held company.

Synopsys agrees to acquire application software SaaS vendor Whitehat Security

Synopsys, a provider of electronic design automation services and semiconductor IP, has entered an agreement to purchase Whitehat Security for $330 million. The company will become part of Synopsys’s Software Integrity Group, adding SaaS-based security testing solutions to its security software portfolio.


May

SentinelOne Acquires Attivo Networks

SentinelOne completed its $616.5 million Attivo Networks acquisition, bringing identity-based threat protection to its extended detection and response (XDR) platform. The Attivo Networks platform features agent-based identity protection, identity infrastructure assessment, identity-based vulnerability scanning and management for enterprise infrastructure, and deception services.

Thales acquire S21sec and Excellium

Thales has signed an agreement with Sonae Investment Management to acquire S21sec and Excellium, two Europe-based cybersecurity companies operating under holding company Maxive Cybersecurity. The €120 million deal, once completed, will strengthen Thales’s presence in Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, and Belgium.

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June

Forescout to acquire Cysiv

Security automation vendor Forescout has signed an agreement to acquire Cysiv. The company plans to use Cysiv’s cloud-based threat detection engine to automatically analyze asset and network communications data that Forescout’s platform collects. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

IBM Buys Randori

IBM announced its plans to acquire attack surface management (ASM) and offensive security startup Randori for an undisclosed amount. The deal will provide IBM with better understanding of hackers by discovering the entire depth of the attack surface. IBM plans to integrate Randori’s ASM software with the XDR capabilities of its own Security QRadar and to strengthen IBM’s hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Johnson Controls acquires Tempered Networks acquisition

Johnson Controls has acquired zero-trust security firm Tempered Networks. The company plans to integrate Tempered Networks’ Airwall technology into its OpenBlue smart building platform, providing a zero-trust approach to connected building systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


August

Thoma Bravo to buy Ping Identity

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo announced plans to buy identity and access management (IAM) provider Ping Identity for $2.8 billion.

Flashpoint buys OSINT firm Echosec Systems

Actionable intelligence vendor Flashpoint has acquired Echosec Systems, which provide open-source intelligence (OSINT) for national security, public safety, and enterprise customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DNSFilter acquires Guardian

DNSFilter has acquired Guardian and its firewall plus VPN platform. Combined with DNSFilter’s Domain Name Service layer security, this platform will allow the firm to offer a secure web gateway (SWG). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

KKR completes purchase of Barracuda Networks

Investment firm KKR has completed its acquisition of cloud security firm Barracuda Networks from software investment firm Thoma Bravo. Barracuda’s customers are primarily small- and medium-sized businesses looking to protect their email, networks, applications, and data. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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September

Google’s Mandiant Buy

Google completed its Mandiant acquisition in September in an all-cash deal valued at around $5.4 billion. Google is integrating Mandiant into its cloud platform while retaining the brand. Google said Mandiant will bring proactive defense to the tech giant’s existing security portfolio and called the deal complementary and compelling.

SandboxAQ acquires encryption analysis firm Cryptosense

SandboxAQ has purchased Cryptosense, which the company expects to accelerate its deployment of its post-quantum cryptography solutions. SandboxAQ its product will provide a single 360-degree view of how encryption is used throughout the enterprise. Terms of the deal were not released.

Jamf to buy mobile detection and response vendor ZecOps

Apple enterprise management firm Jamf has signed an agreement to acquire ZecOps, Inc. Once completed, the deal will enhance the security capabilities of Jamf’s platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


October

Thoma Bravo to buy ForgeRock and take the company private

Software investment firm Thoma Bravo has entered into an agreement to acquire global digital identity firm ForgeRock for $2.3 billion USD, one of the largest M&A transactions in the cybersecurity space this year.


November

HUMAN Security acquires clean.io to better protect the adverstising ecosystem

HUMAN Security, Inc., (formerly White Ops) has acquired clean.io and its technology to protect against malvertising and e-commerce fraud. HUMAN plans to add clean.io’s products to its Human Defense Platform, broadening its ability to protect media companies. Terms of the deal were not released.

Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cider Security

Palo Alto Networks completed its $195 million acquisition of Cider Security, which was initially announced in November. The application security startup raised $38 million in funding. It offers an AppSec operating system to orchestrate and implement end-to-end continuous integration, and continuous delivery (CI/CD) security through a unified platform. Palo Alto Networks plans to integrate Cider Security’s technology into its Prisma Cloud platform to strengthen its supply chain security and code–to-cloud cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP) capabilities.

1Password steps toward passwordless authentication with Passage purchase

Password management solution provider 1Password has acquired Passage and its passkey passwordless authentication technology. The company plans to leverage the Passage team and its passkey technology to roll out a comprehensive solution for passwordless authentication in the first half of 2023. Terms of the deal were not released.

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December

AlgoSec acquires CNAPP vendor Prevasio

AlgoSec has acquired Prevasio and its SaaS cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP), which includes an agentless cloud security posture management platform (CSPM). Prevasio intend to offer the Prevasio platform as a standalone product. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

CrowdStrike Grabs Reposify

CrowdStrike acquired external attack surface management (EASM) provider Reposify. Its core technology is to use one of the largest databases of internet-facing assets to help customers view their external attack surface with a click of a button. CrowdStrike integrated the Reposify EASM into its Falcon Surface product.

Veracode acquires DAST tool Crashtest Security

Veracode now owns the dynamic application security testing (DAST) toold Crashtest Security. The company intends to add the tool to its Continuous Software Security Platform. Terms of the deal were not announced.

Proofpoint agrees to purchase Illusive

Proofpoint, has entered an agreement to acquire identity threat detection and response (ITDR) firm Illusive. The deal is expected to close in January 2023, and then the company will integrate Illusive’s technology into its information protection platforms. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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