Feeds

McAfee, IBM gobble rival security-intelligence firms

SIEMs like a good idea to tool up

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

McAfee and IBM have both bought into the expanding security intelligence market with the acquisition of start-ups NitroSecurity and Q1 Labs, respectively. Financial terms on both deals, announced Tuesday, were undisclosed.

Both NitroSecurity and Q1 Labs make software tools that allow enterprises to make sense of security logs collated from multiple sources (such as firewalls, anti-virus defences and IDS/IPS systems) in order to spot incoming hacking attacks and malware outbreaks. HP bought the most established vendor in the market segment, ArcSight, for $1.5bn last year.

IBM intends to add Q1 Labs to its newly established Security Systems division, which will integrate various security software, appliances, lab offerings and services under a single umbrella. Q1 Labs is the latest in 10 security acquisitions IBM has made over the last decade, and one of the most notable. The deal will help IBM to compete in the mainstream security technology products marketplace and not just in services and consultancy, its traditional sphere of expertise.

NitroSecurity and Q1 Labs competed in what some analysts refer so as the security information and event management (SIEM) market. The segment grew 15 per cent from $858m to $987m last year, according to Gartner.

Veteran analyst Clive Longbottom of Quocirca told El Reg that whether NitroSecurity and Q1 Labs continue to compete will depend on how the new owners position their respective technologies. ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
'Regin': The 'New Stuxnet' spook-grade SOFTWARE WEAPON described
'A degree of technical competence rarely seen'
You really need to do some tech support for Aunty Agnes
Free anti-virus software, expires, stops updating and p0wns the world
You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes
Fix issued, fingers pointed, forums in flames
Privacy bods offer GOV SPY VICTIMS a FREE SPYWARE SNIFFER
Looks for gov malware that evades most antivirus
Patch NOW! Microsoft slings emergency bug fix at Windows admins
Vulnerability promotes lusers to domain overlords ... oops
HACKERS can DELETE SURVEILLANCE DVRS remotely – report
Hikvision devices wide open to hacking, claim securobods
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Protecting against web application threats using SSL
SSL encryption can protect server‐to‐server communications, client devices, cloud resources, and other endpoints in order to help prevent the risk of data loss and losing customer trust.