VeriSign buys iDefense

News

VeriSign buys iDefense

Antony Savvas

VeriSign has acquired security research company iDefense for $40m (£22.8m) to improve its managed security services to customers.

IDefense keeps a close eye on the hacker community and analyses software products for potential security flaws. 

It has been instrumental in bringing users’ attention to flaws in Microsoft products and other software packages. 

VeriSign will use this information to improve its advice to customers over the configuration of firewalls, intrusion detection systems and other security systems they have in place.

IDefense will continue to operate as an independent security consultant to other companies following the acquisition.


Email Alerts

Register now to receive ComputerWeekly.com IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting your personal information, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant products and special offers from TechTarget and its partners. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.
 

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy