McAfee plans to acquire security information and event management (SIEM) vendor NitroSecurity.
The definitive agreement would see the Intel-owned security vendor integrate SIEM into its risk and compliance business unit. No financial details were given.
NitroSecurity's SIEM management has already passed integration testing with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator and gives users a single security platform for event analysis and management across the enterprise. The deal will also see the ePolicy Orchestrator platform leverage the extended SIEM capabilities to more rapidly institute a range of monitoring and mitigation actions, such as issuing new configurations, implementing new policies and deploying more recent software updates.
Subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, it is anticipated that the acquisition will close by the fourth quarter of 2011.
Stuart McClure, general manager and senior vice president of the risk and compliance business unit at McAfee, said: “McAfee has taken another significant step toward this goal with the proposed acquisition of NitroSecurity. With NitroSecurity's technology and talent,McAfee can expand its reach into new markets, secure new platforms and strengthen its hold as the leader in the security risk management market.”
Ken Levine, chairman and chief executive officer at NitroSecurity (pictured), said: “As a long standing McAfee Security Innovation Alliance partner, we know that NitroSecurity's technology can provide the McAfee customer base with the highest level of security and compliance across their IT environment.
“NitroSecurity's technology supports a broad range of information sources including network security devices, firewalls, operating system and application logs, vulnerability assessment scans, identity and access management systems and privacy systems. It will complement the extensive McAfee security portfolio and help to meet the demanding compliance and protection needs of our joint customers.”
This article originally appeared at scmagazineuk.com