Broadcom Buys Symantec's Enterprise Security Business For $10.7 Billion

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Broadcom , which has significant operations in Orange County, has acquired the Enterprise Security business of Symantec , in a deal worth $10.7 broadcom symantec enterprise security merger acquisitionbillion in cash. The two said the deal is expected to close before the end of the year. The move is consistent with Broadcom's recent activity to diversify itself away from just semiconductors to include network equipment, software, and other products.

Nukona Acquired By Symantec

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San Diego-based Nukona , a developer of mobile application management software, has been acquired by security software giant Symantec. Symantec said it completed the acquisition this morning. Symantec said that Nukona will bolster Symantec's enterprise mobility software portfolio. symantec nukona merger acquisition mobile management software

Frost Data Capital, Symantec Link On Cyber Security Startups

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San Juan Capistrano-based Frost Data Capital , the startup incubator led by security veteran Stuart Frost, has inked a major deal with Symantec , to launch and fund security and analytics startups. frost data capital cyber security startup incubator analytics cybersecurity incubate symantec

Nirvanix Ties Into Symantec Enterprise Vault

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San Diego-based cloud storage provider Nirvanix said today that it has tied its cloud storage services into Symantec Enterprise Vault, the enterprise archiving software. Nirvanix said it already is connecting into Symantec's NetBackup and Backup Exec software.

TigerText Taps Symantec, LinkedIn For Engineering Executives

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Santa Monica-based enterprise, real time messaging services and software provider TigerText is bolstering its engineering ranks, saying Wednesday that it has snagged software and development veterans from both Symantec and LinkedIn as new VPs. Kothule was previously a Software Development Manager at Symantec, and Podemsky was Linkedin''s Search Product Manager. tigertext symantec linkedin executive engineering software real time enterprise saas text texting

LiveOffice Acquired For $115M By Symantec

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Torrance-based LiveOffice , the provider of online, cloud-based email archiving services led by Nick Mehta, has been acquired by Symantec , in a deal worth $115M. Symantec said the acquisition would extend its intelligence information governance offering. liveoffice enterprise cloud archiving symantec merger acquisition

Talk of Broadcom Buyout of Symantec Puts Broader IT Focus Into View

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Broadcom is once, twice, three times a multi-billion-dollar dealmaker (well, basically) in the past year if it follows through on its reported talks to acquire Mountain View, CA-based cybersecurity giant Symantec. Acquiring Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC ), which provides services to 350,000 businesses globally, would further its broadening into software services. Though it is one of the largest cybersecurity software providers, Symantec is.

CyberDefender Taps Symantec For Product Development VP

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Hicks comes to the firm from Symantec, where she had been for more than 12 years. CyberDefender said Hicks helped to develop a number of Symantec flagship products, including Norton AntiVirus, Norton SystemWorks, Norton Internet Security and N360. Tags: cyberdefender symantec executive antispyware security software Los Angeles-based CyberDefender , a developer of anti-spyware and anti-virus software, said today that it has named Sarah B.

Symantec Taps UCSB Student

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Security software vendor Symantec said this week that it has selected three students for a fellowship program, including one UC Santa Barbara graduate student. According to Symantec, it has selected Marco Cova, a doctoral candidate in computer science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, for a fellowship with its Symantec Research Labs. Tags: fellowship security ucsb software symantec virus education

Uniloc Sues Adobe, Symantec, Others

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Symantec Corporation, Pinnacle Systems, Inc., Irvine-based Uniloc USA the technology firm which filed suit against Sony America, McAfee, Activision, Quark, Aspyr Media, and Borland Software in July over its patents, is ramping up its patent lawsuits, saying today that it has filed suit against Adobe Systems Inc., Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Inc., Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Ltd., National Instruments Corporation, Pervasive Software, Inc., CA Technologies, Sonic Solutions, Onyx Graphics, Inc.,

Illumina Names New Board Member

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Thompson previously was CEO of Symantec and Virtual Instruments, and also has served at IBM. He currently is Chairman of the Board of Microsoft, and also has serve on the boards of Symantec, NIPSCO (Northern Indiana Public Service Company), Fortune Brands, Seagate Technologies, and United Parcel Service (UPS). illumina board executive john thompson symantec microsoft biotech lifescienceSan Diego-based Illumina announced this morning that it ha added John W.

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ID Analytics Rolls Out Two New Products

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San Dieg-based ID Analytics , the developer of fraud scoring and related products which is now owned by Symantec, has rolled out two new products, the company said today. analytics fraud prevention security cybersecurity symantecThe company said it has launched two new products, ID Score Synthetic and Credit Options Intentional Misuse, identify potential fraud.

New Year to Bring New Data Security Threats, Cyber Investor Warns

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Bob Ackerman is one of the venture capitalists whose funding has long fed the growth of the burgeoning cybersecurity industry.

$100M Round Turns San Diego’s Seismic into Region’s Newest Unicorn

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Android App Targets Pirates

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A new report today from Symantec has uncovered a new threat to Android users, although this time with a unique twist. Symantec said that it has discovered a new, threat called Android.Walkinwat , which poses as the legitimate app "Walk and Text".

LiveOffice Names COO

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Hausman has also served at Symantec, Veritas, and Booz & Co. liveoffice email archiving software compliance executive veritas symantecTorrance-based LiveOffice , which provides cloud-based email archiving and compliance software, announced today that it has named Jeffrey W. Hausman as its Chief Operating Officer. Hausman was most recently at HP, where he was leading the firm's HP StorageWorks Nearline organization. READ MORE>>.

Brain Corp., Maker of Robotics Tech, to Open European HQ in Amsterdam

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ID Analytics Names New CEO

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According to ID Analytics, Nigam will report to Symantec SVP for Information Protection Nico Popp. ID Analytics became part of Symantec, when Symantec acquired Lifelock in 2016. San Diego-based ID Analytics has named a new CEO, saying on Wednesday that it has named Ajay Nigam to the position. Nigam had been Senior Vice President of Product and Technology at ID Analytics since May of 2017, when he joined the company.

IPO Scorecard: CrowdStrike Gains 70 Percent on First Trading Day

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Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike delivered the kind of market debut this week that was an unfulfilled dream for the much-anticipated IPOs of Uber and Lyft earlier this year. Sunnyvale, CA-based CrowdStrike (NASDAQ: CRWD ) priced 18 million shares of common stock at $34 on Tuesday. Trading began at $63.50 Wednesday, and reached a near-doubling of the company’s IPO price before settling down to close at $58 for a first-day bump of more than 70 percent.

Endpoint Security Company CrowdStrike Files Publicly for IPO

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CrowdStrike , the cybersecurity company that identified the two Russian government-linked hacker groups that invaded the Democratic National Committee (DNC)’s network during the 2016 presidential campaign, filed publicly for an initial public offering on Tuesday. Sunnyvale, CA-based CrowdStrike sells cloud-based security software and related services by subscription to businesses.

5 Takeaways From the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

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This may be the incident that finally pushes ransomware into the mainstream—and also forces both organizations and malicious hackers to adapt their approaches when it comes to this type of attack.

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CrowdStrike Hauls In $200M, Reports Valuation Over $3 Billion

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CrowdStrike , a Silicon Valley cybersecurity company that fends off hackers by patrolling the edge devices connected to a network, announced today it raised $200 million in a financing round that sets the company’s valuation at more than $3 billion.

Industry Needs Common Security Standards to Thwart IoT Attacks

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A silver lining has emerged in the wake of the massive and well-publicized denial-of-service attack launched less than two months ago by hackers using millions of IoT devices to cripple the websites of major companies like Amazon, Netflix and Twitter.

Europe’s New Data Privacy Rules Nourish U.S. Privacy Tech Sector

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Take a look at this blurb for a session about data privacy at the upcoming RSA conference on cybersecurity. It sounds a polite warning: “The importance of privacy is often alluded to in generalized, value-laden terms that, while sincere, don’t necessarily help privacy be taken seriously in the enterprise risk management process.”

Is the Future of Cybersecurity in M&A?

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Last month Symantec announced its plans to buy Blue Coat for $4.7 The bigger public players – Cisco, Check Point, HP, IBM, Symantec, and others – need to continually add to their arsenal of security solutions as the threat landscape continues to evolve. This has been evident with recent acquisitions beyond Symantec and Blue Coat – Avast and AVG, Cisco and CloudLock , IBM and Resilient Systems , and most recently Carbon Black and Confer.

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6 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2017: Ransomware, Skills Gap & More

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How GoToMyPC Kicked pcAnywhere’s A$$

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Their focus on ease-of-use form over function resulted in a series of products that defeated stalwart incumbents, including marketing-leader Symantec. In fact, the product''s tagline, “Fast, Easy, Secure,” was an overt rebuke of Symantec’s cumbersome solution.

Signal Sciences Bolsters Sales Team With Two VPs

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Gomann was most recently VP of Sales for North America at MobileIron, and also served at Vontu, Symantec, and Corio (acquired by IBM). Paulk was previously at such firms as MobileIron, Symantec, Vontu, and BroadVision. Venice, California-based Signal Sciences , a venture-backed firm developing Web application security software, announced this morning that it has named two sales veterans to its team.

TeleSign Names New CEO

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Miles was previously at Symantec, most recently serving as Senior Vice President for Symantec's Norton business, Latin America, Global Strategic Accounts, and IoT, Cloud & SaaS Partnerships. Los Angeles-based mobile security and identity services provider TeleSign said Wednesday morning that it has named Aled Miles as the company's new CEO.

Wag Fetches Massive, $300M Funding Round

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Schneider was most recently CEO of LifeLock, and had led LifeLock through its sale to Symantec last year; she also previously served at Yahoo! Los Angeles-based on-demand, dog walking startup Wag has raised an enormous, $300M funding round, the company announced Tuesday morning. Wag said the funding comes from SoftBank Vision Fund. As part of the funding, the company said it has named Hilary SChneider as its new CEO.

TeleSign Names New Chief Product Officer

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Prior to HPE, Powledge was Vice President of Managed Security Services at Cisco Systems, and also spent 20 years at Symantec. Los Angeles-based TeleSign announced this morning that it has it named Tom Powledge as the company's new Chief Product Officer. Powledge was previously Vice President and General Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), where he managed the company's ArcSign business.

Rubicon Project Snags OpenX Exec As Product Management VP

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He also had been at Google, Trend Micro, Symantec, among other companies, including co-founding Silvan Networks, a Sequoia-funded Internet startup from the late 90s. Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project announced on Monday that it has named former OpenX executive Khoi Nguyen as its new Vice President, Product Management For Video. Nguyen was most recently GM/Sr. Director of Product Management for Video, OTT, and Mobile at OpenX.

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Illumina Names New President

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deSouza was previously President of Products & Services at Symantec Corporation. Life sciences equipment manufacturer Illumina said Monday that it has named Francis deSouza as President fo the company, reporting to CEO Jay Flatley.

ID Analytics Targets Auto Lending Market With New Product

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ID Analytics--which is now part of Symantec--says that its credit score pulls from data not typically analyzed in traditional credit scores, including transaction data from wireless, cable and utility accounts; online marketplace, payday and subprime lending; and other credit-relevant alternative data sources. San Diego-based ID Analytics , which provides consumer risk management and analytics products, is expanding its offerings to the automotive lending market, the company said today.

New Twist On Malware: Recording Skype Phone Calls

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There's a new twist on the neverending battle against viruses and malware today: researchers at computer security software firm Symantec are reporting that they there is now publicly available source code, which hacks the Skype Voice-over-IP software to record audio from any Skype call in progress on a users' computer, and transmit them to an attacker. Symantec says it is detecting the code as "Trojan.Peskyspy".