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IBM Focuses on Security Again With Lighthouse Buy

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Hot on the heels of the CrossIdeas acquisition two weeks ago, IBM plans to buy the business operations of Lighthouse Security Group (LSG), again for an undisclosed sum.

LSG and CrossIdeas will be integrated with IBM’s existing identity and access management offering to provide a full suite of software that will protect and manage users’ identity.

CrossIdeas Acqusition Underlines IBM's Security Drive


IBM seems hungry for acquisitions, even though its revenues are down two percent on the year. The latest buy comes in the shape of CrossIdeas, a Rome, Italy-based cyber security vendor.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, which means Big Blue probably got it relatively cheap. It also underlines IBM’s growing strength in the security space after it took third position as the biggest security vendor globally after Symantec and McAfee, pushing Trend Micros into fourth place.

Gartner MQ Leaders for Secure Email Gateways: Cisco, McAfee, Microsoft, Proofpoint, Symantec

Gartner MQ Leaders Secure Email GatewaysEarlier in the week we saw that the market for Secure Email Gateways (SEG) is a mature one with low digit growth expected annually over the coming years. We also saw that it is characterized by a move towards SaaS models with most vendors providing some kind of service offering. It is also dominated by five big vendors that have been in the market since the beginning.

Gartner MQ Secure Email Gateways: Market Moves to SaaS, Microsoft, Proofpoint, Symantec Dominant

Gartner MQ Secure Email Gateways: Market Moves to SaaS, Microsoft, Proofpoint, Symantec DominantIf Gartner’s recently published Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways is anything to go by, email security is still a major concern for many enterprises. As a result, the market grew by nearly 2% last year. Some vendors, however, are bucking the low-growth trend with Proofpoint and Symantec showing double digit growth as potential buyers look to SaaS deployments.

McAfee Unveils Security Connected Framework To Plug Holes in Enterprise Security

It’s still early in the year and already McAfee is setting out its stall for the coming months. Outlining details about its Security Connected platform, McAfee said that it will be working over the coming year to build an integrated security management framework that will work across mobile devices, endpoints, servers and enterprise networks.

Forrester Wave: Where Enterprises Should Turn for Content Security

As we near the end of 2012, it seems like the perfect time to rehash one of the big themes that has pre-occupied enterprises over the past 12 months -- content security. Forrester's Wave Report takes it one step further -- taking an in-depth look at the area of security that enterprises really need to take note of. 

Document Mgt Roll-up: Xerox, MacAfee Partner, Jahia Prepares for Wise Release

It’s quiet enough in the document management space this week. There are a few notable items though including the Xerox, McAfee partnership, Jahia is gearing up for the Wise release, we take a look at, OpenText beats recent earnings trends, and bigtincan upgrades platform.

Document Mgt Roll-up: Microsoft Denies Rumors of Office for iPad

This week, the web was buzzing with rumors about an iPad version of Office, which Microsoft quickly denied, Alfresco and Jive release a connector for socialized content, Treeno released v4.0 of its enterprise content management system, Varonis joins McAfee partner program, while Cintas and ScanMd get together for medical documents.

McAfee Offers Mobile Security 2.0 for Tablet and Smartphone Users

Most of us probably don't have any type of security 1.0 for our collection of mobile devices. But the threat of attack is growing as hackers and scammers look to get at our data or compromise our details from our phones.

GRC Roll-up: Laserfiche, DocFinity Release Records Management Products

In the GRC space this week, there’s a lot of records management updates. Laserfiche has been showing off its iPhone records management app at ARMA, DocFinity has released a records management module, StoredIQ has also been working in records management, RSA and McAfee have formed a new partnership and Autonomy has released new policy management software.

GRC Roll-up: IBM Builds Security Division, SharePoint Conference GRC Releases #spc11

GRC releases this week are dominated by the SharePoint conference, but there have been a couple of interesting acquisitions too with IBM announcing that it is buying Q1 Labs for enhanced security and what looks like the start of a serious move to develop its security division, while McAfee, recently acquired by Intel, has announced it is buying Nitro.

GRC Roll-up: McAfee Releases Facebook Security Upgrade, SharePoint Gets Enhanced Logs

This week, McAfee upgrades Facebook protection to block all kinds of nasty bugs from getting in, GFI offers SharePoint log management for site governance, Coverity releases its upgraded code governance offering, while Zylab offers e-Discovery software that includes audio content identification.

GRC Roll-up: Lync Gets Compliance Support, Will McAfee Challenge IBM, Oracle?

Compliance and security are in the spotlight this week with McAfee buying database security vendor Sentrigo and news that healthcare compliance budgets are growing. There is also a new beta program to test compliance products for Microsoft’s Lync, while new research shows the global security budget rising to almost US$28 billion.

GRC Roll-up: Malicious Android Update Identified, McAfee Continues to Build Data Security

This week in GRC, the issue of security features prominently with security issues around Android identified by Symantec, McAfee opens a new data center in the UK as part of its ongoing drive to provide content backup and security, Clearwell adds a legal hold module and ProofPoint releases a cloud-based email security and compliance package.

GRC Roll-up: OpenLogic Assesses Mobile Software Compliance, Data Breaches Really Hurt

In the GRC this week, Symantec and the Ponemon Institute have put a figure on how much data breaches are costing companies and offer an online tool for calculating your risk, OpenLogic is worried about software compliance in Android and iPhone/iPad releases, Kroll opens a document review center, while McAfee opens a data storage center with added security in the UK.

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