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23 May 2014
| Sophie Donoghue
Network equipment vendor Cisco has acquired threat analysis company ThreatGRID in an effort to boost its cybersecurity portfolio.
Network equipment vendor Cisco
has acquired threat analysis company ThreatGRID in an effort to
boost its cybersecurity portfolio.
New York-based ThreatGRID specialises in malware analysis and
threat intelligence technology, which analyses file behaviour
to pinpoint attacks and defend against malware in the
"The combination of Cisco and ThreatGRID will enhance our
already strong capabilities to aggregate and correlate data to
identify advanced and evasive cyberthreats and provide
intelligent cybersecurity solutions for the real world," said
Hilton Romanski, head of business development at Cisco.
ThreatGrid will be integrated with Cisco's Advanced Malware
Protection (AMP) suite, the company announced.
Expected to close by the end of this year, financial terms of
the deal have not yet been disclosed.
"We have accomplished so many great things on our own, but now
we have the opportunity to execute on a global scale with the
support of the people, resources and reach of Cisco," said
ThreatGRID co-founder and CTO, Dean De Beer.
"ThreatGRID can play an integral part in realising Cisco's
Earlier this month Cisco and wireless solutions provider
Spectralink completed interoperability verification