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From: InfoSec News (alertsinfosecnews.org)
Date: Thu May 10 2012 - 03:39:34 CDT
By Ellen Messmer
May 09, 2012
BeyondTrust, a software firm that specializes in identity and access
management for the enterprise, has announced the acquisition of eEye
Digital Security, which makes products for vulnerability management,
patch remediation, malware defense and configuration compliance.
BeyondTrust, based in Carlsbad, Calif., and eEye, in Phoenix, are both
privately-held companies and did not disclose financial terms of the
arrangement, but they do say the goal is to combine their basic fields
of expertise with the intention of creating new products.
The company name eEye will eventually be phased out, though company
founder Marc Maiffret (one of Network World's "12 White Hat hackers you
should know") will take on the role of CTO at BeyondTrust to help define
strategy. Jim Zierick, executive vice president of product operations at
BeyondTrust, emphasizes that eEye security products, including Blink and
Retina, will continue to be supported and developed.
"The Retina and Blink brand names will go on," says Zierick, noting that
the driver to bring together the two companies is that their strengths
are complementary, something that became understood in working together
with customers using eEye's security as well as the BeyondTrust
PowerBroker line. With the companies now merged for a total of about 250
employees, the potential to build a unified product line combining
features is being explored.
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