Feeds

PatchLink snaps up whitelist firm SecureWave

Patchwork quilt security

Top three mobile application threats

Vulnerability management firm PatchLink has agreed a deal to acquire endpoint security firm SecureWave.

Subject to the approval SecureWave shareholders, the all stock merger is expected to complete within a month. Financial terms of the deal, announced Monday, were not released.

SecureWave's "whitelisting" technology offers an alternative to conventional anti-virus software. PatchLink, as its name implies, is best known for developing software that takes away the pain of the patching process. The combined firm plans to merge the two technologies to create a "platform for unified protection and control" of all enterprise servers and endpoints.

PatchLink said its deal to acquire SecureWave is representative of the industry's move away from a "reliance of signature based policy enforcement towards a converged proactive end-point solution with centralised reporting".

The deal is the second acquisition for PatchLink in 2007, following its February purchase of the STAT Guardian Vulnerability Management Suite from Harris Corporation. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Obama allows NSA to exploit 0-days: report
If the spooks say they need it, they get it
Putin tells Snowden: Russia conducts no US-style mass surveillance
Gov't is too broke for that, Russian prez says
Heartbleed exploit, inoculation, both released
File under 'this is going to hurt you more than it hurts me'
Canadian taxman says hundreds pierced by Heartbleed SSL skewer
900 social insurance numbers nicked, says revenue watchman
German space centre endures cyber attack
Chinese code retrieved but NSA hack not ruled out
Burnt out on patches this month? Oracle's got 104 MORE fixes for you
Mass patch for issues across its software catalog
Reddit users discover iOS malware threat
'Unflod Baby Panda' looks to snatch Apple IDs
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.