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closed 8/24/2016 via Company Press Release

BullGuard, acquired Dojo-Labs

synopsis: BullGuard, Europe’s #1 rated consumer security company, announced it has acquired Dojo Labs, the pioneering innovator in consumer internet of things security. Together, the companies will redefine how security is delivered for consumers and small businesses. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: BullGuard
BullGuard is a fast growing antimalware and mobile security brand. Its award-winning product portfolio includes internet security solutions, mobile security, 24/7 identity protection, and social media protection for both home and small business users. "
target: Dojo-Labs
Dojo-Labs is dedicated to defining the security of things for the connected home. The company’s first product, Dojo, is an intelligent security device that connects to the home network and acts as the essential layer between connected devices and any threats to their security or privacy.
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closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Intel Corporation, acquired Rivet Networks

synopsis: Intel has acquired Rivet Networks, a technology and products company focused on creating the best possible networking experience for users. Rivet offers a mix of hardware, software, and cloud based technologies to deliver solutions that are both powerful and intuitive.
buyer: Intel Corporation (INTC:$78,098.00)
Intel is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge, and every kind of computing device, Intel unleashes the potential of data to transform business and society for the better. "
target: Rivet Networks
Rivet Networks is a technology and products company focused on creating the best possible networking experience for users. Rivet offers a mix of hardware, software, and cloud based technologies to deliver solutions that are both powerful and intuitive.
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closed 5/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Malwarebytes, acquired Binisoft

synopsis: Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, announced the acquisition of Binisoft, a privately-held Romanian company that created Windows Firewall Control to improve how the product is managed and USB Flash Drives Control to regulate how USB removable drives are used.
buyer: Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware & ransomware that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes replaces antivirus solutions to remove the personal obstacles and business interruptions caused by modern cybersecurity threats. "
target: Binisoft
Binisoft is a privately-held Romanian company that created Windows Firewall Control to improve how the product is managed and USB Flash Drives Control to regulate how USB removable drives are used. The company’s Windows Firewall Control is widely used by millions of users.
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closed 9/10/2012 via Company Press Release

Telerik AD, acquired Fiddler

synopsis: Telerik, an end-to-end provider of software application, lifecycle and content management solutions, announced the acquisition of the Fiddler Web Debugger, a popular tool created to inspect web traffic and ‘fiddle’ with incoming or outgoing data.
buyer: Telerik AD
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, automated testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major Microsoft development platforms. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Fiddler
Fiddler is a Web Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP(S) traffic between your computer and the Internet. Fiddler allows you to inspect traffic, set breakpoints, and "fiddle" with incoming or outgoing data.
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announced 8/18/2008 via Market Wire

Symantec Corporation, will acquire PC Tools

synopsis: Symantec Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PC Tools, a global provider of innovative software products designed to protect the privacy and security of Windows computer users. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the calendar year.
buyer: Symantec Corporation (SYMC:$2,472.00)
Symantec is a global leader in infrastructure software, enabling businesses and consumers to have confidence in a connected world. The company helps customers protect their infrastructure, information and interactions by delivering software and services that address risks to security. "
target: PC Tools
PC Tools is a global software leader with a cache of security and utility products, including the multi award-winning Spyware DoctorTM. PC Tools is an industry leader in real-time anti-spyware and has a number of key patents pending.
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$250
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closed 1/2/2007 via BusinessWire

NDS Group, acquired Jungo Ltd

synopsis: NDS Group Plc, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, announced the completion of the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Jungo Ltd, that was announced on 4 December 2006.
buyer: NDS Group
NDS enables broadcasters, network TV operators and content providers to profit from the deployment of digital TV technologies including innovative solutions for digital video recorders, interactivity, secure broadband, home networks, and content on the go. "
target: Jungo Ltd
Jungo Ltd is a leading provider of residential and business gateway software platforms and applications. Jungo's flagship products, OpenRG and OpenSMB, enable manufacturers to bring broadband customer premises equipment to market quickly.
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$108
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announced 12/7/2020 via BusinessWire

NortonLifeLock, will acquire Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: NortonLifeLock, a global leader in consumer Cyber Safety, announced it has agreed to acquire Avira, a company that provides a consumer-focused portfolio of security and privacy solutions for Windows and Mac computers, Android and iOS smartphones, home networks, and smart devices (IoT).
buyer: NortonLifeLock (SYMC:$2,472.00)
NortonLifeLock Inc. is a global leader in consumer Cyber Safety. NortonLifeLock is dedicated to helping secure the devices, identities, online privacy, and home and family needs of nearly 50 million consumers, providing them with a trusted ally in a complex digital world. "
target: Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
Avira provides a consumer-focused portfolio of security and privacy solutions for Windows and Mac computers, Android and iOS smartphones, home networks, and smart devices (IoT).
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$360
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closed 6/2/2020 via GlobeNewswire

WatchGuard Technologies, acquired Panda Security

synopsis: WatchGuard Technologies, a leading global provider of network security and intelligence, secure Wi-Fi and multi-factor authentication, has acquired Panda Security, a leading global provider in advanced endpoint protection.
buyer parent: Vector Capital
buyer: WatchGuard Technologies
WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. is a leading global provider of network security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication and network intelligence. The company’s award-winning products and services are trusted around the world by nearly 10,000 security resellers and service providers. "
target parent: Investing Profit Wisely SL
target: Panda Security
Panda Security is a Spanish multinational specialized in the development of IT security solutions. Initially focused on the development of antivirus software, the company has since expanded its line of business to advanced cyber-security services with technology for preventing cyber-crime.
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closed 10/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Malwarebytes, acquired AdwCleaner

synopsis: Malwarebytes, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, announced the acquisition of AdwCleaner, one of the world’s most frequently downloaded tools for removing potentially unwanted programs, adware, toolbars and other unwanted software.
buyer: Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes provides anti-malware and anti-exploit software designed to protect businesses and consumers against zero-day threats that consistently escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California with offices in Europe. "
target: AdwCleaner
Founded in 2011, AdwCleaner is one of the world’s most frequently downloaded tools for removing potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, toolbars and other unwanted software.
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closed 6/22/2015 via PE Hub

Malwarebytes, acquired Junkware Removal Tool

synopsis: Malwarebytes, the company founded to protect people and businesses from sophisticated malware attacks, announced the acquisition of Junkware Removal Tool, a security program that searches for and removes potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) such as adware, spyware, and toolbars.
buyer: Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes provides anti-malware and anti-exploit software designed to protect businesses and consumers against zero-day threats that consistently escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. "
target: Junkware Removal Tool
Junkware Removal Tool is a security program that searches for and removes potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) such as adware, spyware, and toolbars. A common tactic among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue.
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closed 6/20/2013 via BusinessWire

Malwarebytes, acquired ZeroVulnerabilityLabs, Inc.

synopsis: Malwarebytes, a leading provider of anti-malware software, announced the acquisition of ZeroVulnerabilityLabs, Inc., a vulnerability, exploit and security research and development firm. ZeroVulnerabilityLabs, Inc. is known for ExploitShield, which protects against known and unknown 0-day vulnerability exploits.
buyer: Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes provides software designed to protect consumers and businesses against malicious threats that consistently escape detection by other antivirus solutions. "
target: ZeroVulnerabilityLabs, Inc.
ZeroVulnerabilityLabs, Inc. builds software engineered to protect Internet users against exploit-based malware threats. Its feature product, ExploitShield, consists of patent-pending technology that blocks file format-targeted, media format-targeted and advanced stealth-targeted attacks.
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closed 10/16/2007 via PR Newswire

2Wire, acquired Kenati Technologies

synopsis: 2Wire, a provider of broadband service delivery platforms, today announced it has acquired Kenati Technologies, a provider of home networking software products and services.
buyer: 2Wire
2Wire provides global telecom carriers with broadband products, software, and service platforms that enable an integrated triple play of networked data, voice, and media services. Products and services include residential gateways, broadband multimedia set-top boxes and remote management systems. "
target: Kenati Technologies
Kenati Technologies is a developer of device software for the home networking market. Kenati offerings include software solutions for gateway, broadband, wireless, VoIP, VPN, IPTV, and video CPE devices. Products include components from device drivers, to operating systems, to management interfaces.
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closed 1/7/2020 via BusinessWire

CloudFlare, Inc., acquired S2 Systems Corporation

synopsis: Cloudflare, Inc., a security, performance, and reliability company, has acquired S2 Systems Corporation, the developer of patented browser isolation technology to make web browsing safer and faster. Cloudflare will add S2’s technology to Cloudflare Gateway, a security suite that protects corporate employees and data without sacrificing performance.
buyer: CloudFlare, Inc. (NET:$389.06)
Cloudflare protects and accelerates Internet applications online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its global network, improving performance while decreasing spam and other attacks. "
target: S2 Systems Corporation
S2 Systems is a developer of browser isolation technology that makes web browsing safer and faster. S2's browser isolation technology executes browser code on cloud servers rather than on devices, keeping users safe from the risk posed by threats across the public Internet.
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closed 2/8/2018 via Company Press Release

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Vipre

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the global provider of Internet services and digital media, has acquired VIPRE, the highest-rated, award-winning internet security product for businesses and home users
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,555.38)
j2 Global, Inc. provides Internet services through two segments: Business Cloud Services, which offers Internet fax, virtual phone, and unified communications solutions, and Digital Media, which offers technology, gaming, lifestyle and healthcare content through its digital properties. "
target: Vipre
VIPRE is the highest-rated, award-winning internet security product for businesses and home users. It is powered by the world's most sophisticated security technologies that protect millions of users from today’s top online threats.
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closed 2/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Cliqz GmbH, acquired Ghostery, Inc.

synopsis: Ghostery announced that it has relaunched as Evidon, Inc. and sold its popular Ghostery consumer browser extension and mobile apps to German Cliqz GmbH. Ghostery offers a free browser extension and mobile browser that make browsing the internet cleaner, faster, and safer by detecting and blocking tracking technologies on websites.
buyer parent: Hubert Burda Media
buyer: Cliqz GmbH
Cliqz, which is owned by Mozilla and Hubert Burda Media, offers privacy-focused browsers and browser extensions with an innovative quick-search functionality for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS "
target parent: Evidon
target: Ghostery, Inc.
Ghostery offers a free browser extension and mobile browser that make browsing the internet cleaner, faster, and safer. Ghostery detects and blocks tracking technologies on the websites users visit to speed up page loads, eliminate clutter, and protect data and privacy.
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closed 2/25/2015 via Reuters

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc., purchased Personal Cloud Assets from F-Secure Corporation

synopsis: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc., the leader in mobile cloud innovation and software-based activation, has acquired the personal cloud assets from F-Secure Corporation. F-Secure is an online security and privacy company that offers millions of people around the globe the power to safely surf, store and share information via the internet.
buyer: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (SNCR:$474.00)
Synchronoss Technologies is the leader in mobile cloud innovation and software-based activation for mobile carriers around the world. The company’s technology solutions allow customers to connect, synchronize and activate connected devices and services that empower enterprises and consumers. "
seller: F-Secure Corporation (HLSE:FSC1V:$199.79)
F-Secure is an online security and privacy company from Finland. F-Secure's Personal Cloud allows users to experience a more secure and safe cloud.
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closed 4/30/2013 via Company Press Release

Avast Software, acquired Secure.me

synopsis: AVAST Software announced that it has acquired secure.me, a leading privacy protection company specializing in social network security. With the acquisition of secure.me, AVAST gains new core technologies in social media privacy, advanced content inspection, and mobile device application security.
buyer: Avast Software (LSE:AVST:$892.90)
AVAST Software protects over 100 million registered users in over 240 countries with its avast! antivirus program. avast! Free Antivirus sets the standard as a free, full-featured computer security application that matches or exceeds the performance of other paid products. "
target: Secure.me
secure.me is a leading privacy company specializing in social network security, keeping users’ sensitive information private and safeguarding their data from apps that may be insecure or that over-collect their data.
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closed 3/29/2012 via BusinessWire

Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG, acquired SocialShield

synopsis: Security expert Avira announced that it has acquired SocialShield®, the top-rated parental monitoring service for keeping children and teens safe while using social networks. Avira will incorporate SocialShield’s social network monitoring technology into Avira’s free security product portfolio.
buyer: Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG delivers IT-security protection to computers, servers and networks both directly and in the cloud. More than 100 million consumers and small businesses live free of spyware, phishing, worms and other internet based threats because of Avira. "
target: SocialShield
SocialShield® is the leading Social Network monitoring service, helping parents to keep their kids safe on social networks. SocialShield empowers parents with the information they need to extend their parenting practices from the physical to the Social Network world.
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announced 2/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Nokia Corporation, will acquire Unium Inc.

synopsis: Nokia, a provider of an end-to-end portfolio of products and services to communications service providers, has agreed to acquire Unium Inc., a software company that helps improve WiFi speeds via mesh networking technology. Unium helps improve slow WiFi spots in a home by creating a secure mesh network and recommending optimal locations for devices.
buyer: Nokia Corporation (NOK:$26,163.38)
Nokia creates the technology to connect the world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, they serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry's most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing. "
target: Unium Inc.
Unium is a software company that helps improve WiFi speeds via mesh networking technology. Unium helps improve slow WiFi spots in a home by creating a secure mesh network and recommending optimal locations for devices, ultimately re-routing traffic to provide better wireless internet connections.
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closed 12/8/2009 via Market Wire

Support.com, Inc., acquired Sammsoft

synopsis: support.com, Inc., a leading provider of online technology services, announced that it has acquired Sammsoft, a provider of consumer software products designed to maintain, optimize and secure personal computers.
buyer: Support.com, Inc. (SPRT:$46.65)
support.com, Inc. provides Instant Technology Relief® to consumers and microbusiness. support.com is a technology enabled services company that is changing the way people manage their technology. "
target: Sammsoft
Sammsoft™ develops and publishes quality software products designed to secure, protect, maintain, and enhance a computer user’s experience. Sammsoft is excited to announce that it is now part of Support.com, a company dedicated to providing Instant Technology Relief™ to consumers.
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closed 8/24/2016 via Company Press Release

BullGuard, acquired Dojo-Labs

synopsis: BullGuard, Europe’s #1 rated consumer security company, announced it has acquired Dojo Labs, the pioneering innovator in consumer internet of things security. Together, the companies will redefine how security is delivered for consumers and small businesses. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: BullGuard
BullGuard is a fast growing antimalware and mobile security brand. Its award-winning product portfolio includes internet security solutions, mobile security, 24/7 identity protection, and social media protection for both home and small business users. "
target: Dojo-Labs
Dojo-Labs is dedicated to defining the security of things for the connected home. The company’s first product, Dojo, is an intelligent security device that connects to the home network and acts as the essential layer between connected devices and any threats to their security or privacy.
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closed 8/24/2016 via Company Press Release

BullGuard, acquired Dojo-Labs

synopsis: BullGuard, Europe’s #1 rated consumer security company, announced it has acquired Dojo Labs, the pioneering innovator in consumer internet of things security. Together, the companies will redefine how security is delivered for consumers and small businesses. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: BullGuard
BullGuard is a fast growing antimalware and mobile security brand. Its award-winning product portfolio includes internet security solutions, mobile security, 24/7 identity protection, and social media protection for both home and small business users. "
target: Dojo-Labs
Dojo-Labs is dedicated to defining the security of things for the connected home. The company’s first product, Dojo, is an intelligent security device that connects to the home network and acts as the essential layer between connected devices and any threats to their security or privacy.
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announced 6/7/2017 via Reuters

Xunyou, will acquire Lionmobi Holding Limited

synopsis: Xunyou, a China-based company that provides accelerating services for network games and other network real-time interaction applications, will acquire Lionmobi, an Android mobile app developer. Lionmobi's apps help remove junk files, save battery power, and provide antivirus and other security features to keep personal information safe.
buyer: Xunyou (SZSE:300467:$23.57)
Xunyou is a China-based company principally engaged in the provision of accelerating services for network games and other network real-time interaction applications. Its main products include Xunyou network gaming accelerators and Xunyou mobile gaming accelerators. "
target: Lionmobi Holding Limited
Lionmobi is an Android mobile app developer. Their apps help remove junk files, save battery power, and provide antivirus and other security features to keep personal information safe. Their Power Clean and Power Battery apps are highly ranked on Google Play and have over 50 million downloads.
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closed 7/15/2016 via PR Newswire

Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd merged with Qihoo 360 Consortium,

synopsis: Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., a leading Internet company in China, announced the completion of the merger by the Qihoo 360 Consortium, led by Qihoo 360 CEO, Hongyi Zhou. Qihoo 360 Technology researches, designs, develops internet security software and sells third party anti-virus software, as well as system optimization products.
buyer: Qihoo 360 Consortium
Qihoo 360 Consortium is led by Qihoo’s chairman, Zhou Hongyi. The investors include the Citic Guoan Group, Golden Brick Silk Road Capital, Sequoia Capital China, Taikang Life Insurance, the Ping An Insurance Group, Sunshine Insurance, New China Capital, Huatai Ruilian, and Huasheng Capital. "
target: Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd (QIHU:$1,804.58)
Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. is a leading Internet company in China. Qihoo 360 Technology is also the number one provider of Internet and mobile security products in China as measured by its user base.
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closed 11/9/2010 via BusinessWire

AVG Technologies, acquired DroidSecurity

synopsis: AVG Technologies, the world’s leading provider of free Consumer security solutions, announced the acquisition of Tel Aviv-based DroidSecurity, a pioneer in cloud-based mobile security, from its founders and investors.
buyer: AVG Technologies (AVG:$430.61)
AVG is a global security software maker protecting more than 110 million consumers and small businesses in 170 countries from the ever-growing incidence of web threats, viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on the Internet. "
target: DroidSecurity
DroidSecurity™, makers of the first full-featured Android anti-malware application DroidSecurity mobile Security Suite, was founded in 2009 by Dror Shalev, Omri Sigelman and Eran Pfeffer, and is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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announced 3/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Cyberfort Software, Inc., will acquire Just Content

synopsis: Cyberfort Software, Inc. announced that it signed a purchase agreement to acquire Just Content Software, a multi-platform ad-blocking and content filter app that protects users from unsafe ads, trackers, malware, phishing sites, coin miners, adult sites, distractions and social media, fake news and gambling sites.
buyer: Cyberfort Software, Inc. (OTCPK:CYBF:$0.00)
Cyberfort Software is a cyber security technology company dedicated to improving the privacy and security of end users and organizations. It targets the Cyber Security market by specializing in the acquisition and development of security software, content filtering and ad-blocking technology. "
target: Just Content
Just Content is a multi-platform ad-blocking and content filter app that protects users from unsafe ads, trackers, malware, phishing sites, coin miners, adult sites, distractions and social media, fake news and gambling sites. They also block spam SMS and robo calls.
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closed 9/30/2016 via BusinessWire

Avast Software, acquired AVG Technologies

synopsis: Avast Software, the leader in digital security products for consumers and businesses, announced it has acquired a majority stake in AVG Technologies after completing the initial offering period of its tender offer for all of the outstanding ordinary shares of AVG Technologies N.V. They will operate as a single company as of Monday, October 3, 2016.
buyer: Avast Software (LSE:AVST:$892.90)
AVAST Software, maker of the most trusted antivirus in the world, protects nearly 230 million people, computers and mobile devices with its security applications. AVAST's portfolio ranges from free antivirus for PC, Mac, and Android, to premium suites and services for both consumers and business. "
target: AVG Technologies (AVG:$430.61)
AVG is a leading provider of software services to secure devices, data and people. AVG's award-winning consumer portfolio includes internet security, performance optimization, location services, data controls and insights, and privacy and identity protection, for mobile devices and desktops.
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announced 12/18/2008 via Market Wire

Synthasite, will acquire Clickpass

synopsis: SynthaSite, the leading do-it-yourself free Web site builder, announced it has agreed to acquire Clickpass, an OpenID provider and authentication gateway that simplifies OpenID integration and use.
buyer: Synthasite
SynthaSite offers a free Web site creation tool that empowers everyday users and small businesses to easily create professional quality Web sites. SynthaSite's intuitive drag and drop technology enables users to easily incorporate a variety of widgets. "
target: Clickpass
Clickpass makes OpenID easy to use and brings OpenID closer to the mainstream than any other company has done before.
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Google Inc., will acquire GreenBorder Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: GreenBorder Technologies annouced that it has agreed to a buyout by Google. . The company is a venture-backed provider of browser-based host intrusion protection tools for both businesses and consumers.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: GreenBorder Technologies, Inc.
GreenBorder provides Web security software for consumers, small and medium-size businesses, and enterprises. The company's products seamlessly protect users against Web-based threats – even the latest rootkits and other undetectable exploits – and identity thieves.
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closed 5/29/2007 via BusinessWire

PC Tools, acquired Novatix Corporation

synopsis: PC Tools announced the acquisition of Cyberhawk from Colorado-based Novatix Corporation and the establishment of a new advanced research office in Boulder. The acquisition adds a powerful new component to the advanced security solutions offered by the leading Internet security vendor.
buyer: PC Tools
PC Tools is a global software leader with a cache of security and utility products, including the multi award-winning Spyware DoctorTM. PC Tools is an industry leader in real-time anti-spyware and has a number of key patents pending. "
target: Novatix Corporation
Novatix Corporation develops leading edge zero-day security software that protects against and controls the outbreak of new viruses, spyware and other malicious programs. The company's flagship product, Cyberhawk™, features innovative real-time protection technology.
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Francisco Partners, Vector Capital, acquired WatchGuard Technologies

synopsis: Vector Capital, a private equity specializing in established technology businesses, and Francisco Partners, one of the world's largest technology-focused private equity funds, announced today an agreement to have Vector Capital co-invest equally in Francisco Partners' previously announced acquisition of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
buyer: Vector Capital
buyer: Francisco Partners
Vector Capital is a private equity boutique specializing in spinouts, buyouts and recapitalizations of established technology businesses. Vector identifies and pursues these complex investments in both the public and private markets. "
target: WatchGuard Technologies
WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. is a provider of dynamic, comprehensive Internet security solutions designed to protect small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that use the Internet for electronic commerce and communications.
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$151
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closed 3/26/2019 via BusinessWire

Carbonite, Inc., acquired Webroot Inc.

synopsis: Carbonite, Inc., a leading cloud-based data protection provider, has acquired Webroot Inc., a leading cybersecurity company. Webroot secures endpoints and provides network protection, security awareness training and threat intelligence services.
buyer: Carbonite, Inc. (CARB:$405.29)
Carbonite provides a Data Protection Platform for businesses, including backup, disaster recovery, high availability and workload migration technology. The Carbonite Data Protection Platform supports any size business, in locations around the world with scalable global cloud infrastructure. "
target: Webroot Inc.
Webroot harnesses the cloud and AI to protect businesses and individuals against cyber threats. Webroot is a leading cybersecurity provider for managed service providers and small businesses, who rely on Webroot for endpoint protection, network protection, and security awareness training.
price ($mm)
$619
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$215
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closed 9/7/2012 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired VirusTotal

synopsis: Google Inc has bought startup VirusTotal. VirusTotal operates by accepting requests for virus checks, running every available protection software on the questioned document or pages, then distributing the results to security vendors.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: VirusTotal
VirusTotal is a free online service that analyzes files and URLs enabling the identification of viruses, worms, trojans and other kinds of malicious content detected by antivirus engines and website scanners.
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closed 12/1/2011 via PR Newswire

AVG Technologies, acquired Bsecure Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: AVG Technologies, a leading provider of Internet and mobile security, announced its acquisition of the business of Bsecure Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of proprietary, cloud-based technology in the Internet filtering industry since 2001, and the most endorsed software provider for family online safety.
buyer: AVG Technologies (AVG:$430.61)
AVG Technologies is a global security software maker protecting more than 100 million active users in 170 countries from the ever-growing incidence of Web threats, viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on the Internet. "
target: Bsecure Technologies, Inc.
Bsecure Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of proprietary, cloud-based technology in the Internet filtering industry. Since 2001, Bsecure has been the most endorsed and trusted provider of Internet protection software for the family.
price ($mm)
$5.00
rev ($mm)
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closed 1/5/2011 via BusinessWire

Sourcefire, Inc., acquired Immunet Corporation

synopsis: Sourcefire, Inc., the creator of Snort® and a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, announced the acquisition of Immunet, a leading provider of advanced cloud-based anti-malware technologies. Immunet provides a groundbreaking approach to cybersecurity.
buyer: Sourcefire, Inc. (FIRE:$223.10)
Sourcefire, Inc., is a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions. Sourcefire is transforming the way Global 2000 organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks. "
target: Immunet Corporation
Immunet was founded in July 2008 by AntiVirus industry veterans to address a sweeping shift in the Internet threat landscape. Immunet Protect 2.0 is a free Cloud Antivirus download that provides real-time protection from over 14 million threats daily.
price ($mm)
$21
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/21/2021 via Company Press Release

Dataguard, acquired MyLife Digital Ltd

synopsis: DataGuard, a German data privacy and information security company, has acquired UK-based MyLife Digital, the developer of a consent and preference management platform (CPMP). The acquisition adds a new solution to DataGuard’s fully integrated software suite and expands the company's footprint in the UK.
buyer: Dataguard
Based in Germany, DataGuard is an all-in-one data privacy and information security platform. Over 1,500 customers use DataGuard’s end-to-end “Privacy-as-a-Service” and “Infosec-as-a-Service” solutions to comply with regulations such as GDPR or attain and retain certifications. "
target parent: Inc & Co
target: MyLife Digital Ltd
Based in the UK, MyLife Digital has developed a leading consent and preference management platform. Its platform enables the organisation to generate more value from personal data, build trust by infusing transparency and empowerment in customer journeys and comply with data protection regulations.
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closed 3/25/2021 via PR Newswire

Hornetsecurity GmbH, acquired ZEROSPAM

synopsis: Hornetsecurity, leading cloud email security provider, has acquired Zerospam, cloud email protection specialists headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Zerospam is a recognized leader in providing cloud-based email security solutions to the SMB market across North America.
buyer: Hornetsecurity GmbH
Hornetsecurity is a leading email cloud security and backup provider, which protects the IT infrastructure, digital communication and data of companies and organizations of all sizes. The security specialist provides its services worldwide via 9 redundant, secured data centers. "
target: ZEROSPAM
Zerospam is a fast-growing and profitable business that serves more than 4,000 small, midsized and enterprise customers focused primarily on Canada and the US. It is a recognized leader in providing cloud-based email security solutions to the SMB market across North America.
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closed 7/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Aura Company, acquired Pango, Inc.

synopsis: Aura, a technology company dedicated to simplifying digital security for consumers, has acquired Pango, a privacy and security company that offers a premium all-in-one subscription service. The addition of Pango will expand Aura's offerings to provide even greater identity protection and security for its customers.
buyer: Aura Company
Aura is a technology company dedicated to simplifying digital security for consumers. Committed to creating a unified platform of services, Aura uses adaptive technology to enable customers to manage disparate cybersecurity needs with ease. "
target: Pango, Inc.
Pango is a global privacy and security company that offers an all-in-one subscription of premium and trusted products that protect people, families, and businesses from a wide variety of online threats. The subscription suite includes Hotspot Shield, 1Password, Robo Shield, Hiya, and Identity Guard.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/20/2020 via BusinessWire

Nominet UK, acquired CyGlass

synopsis: UK based cyber security provider Nominet has acquired the US cyber company CyGlass. CyGlass is a SaaS application that identifies, detects and responds to network-based cyber attacks in real-time by leveraging their advanced layered Artificial Intelligence (AI) approach.
buyer: Nominet UK
Since 1996, Nominet has been operating at the heart of the internet infrastructure as proud guardians of the .UK domain name registry. Nominet manages and runs over 13 million .UK domain names, as well as over 70 top level domains, including .wales, .bbc and .london. "
target: CyGlass
CyGlass is a SaaS application that identifies, detects and responds to network-based cyber attacks in real-time by leveraging their advanced layered Artificial Intelligence (AI) approach. Using an ensemble of algorithms, CyGlass learns the customer’s network and can detect threats of unknown origin.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Avast Software, acquired TrackOff, Inc

synopsis: TrackOFF, a data privacy startup that helps consumers prevent online tracking, has been sold to Czech-based Avast, one of the largest consumer cybersecurity firms. TrackOFF has developed and sold products for PC, Mac and mobile devices that allow consumers to see who is tracking them online and prevent personal information from being collected.
buyer: Avast Software (LSE:AVST:$892.90)
Avast is the global leader in digital security products. With over 400 million users online, Avast offers products under the Avast and AVG brands that protect people from threats on the internet and the evolving internet of things threat landscape. "
target: TrackOff, Inc
TrackOFF is a Baltimore data privacy company that helps consumers prevent online tracking. TrackOFF has developed and sold products for PC, Mac and mobile devices that allow consumers to see who is tracking them online and prevent personal information from being collected.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Qualys, Inc., will acquire NetWatcher

synopsis: Qualys, Inc., a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, will acquire NetWatcher, a Security-as-a-Service platform that enables customers to have a cost-effective 24 x 7 security service. NetWatcher provides enterprise-level security management services to commercial Small and Medium organizations.
buyer: Qualys, Inc. (QLYS:$384.33)
Qualys, Inc. is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions. Qualys helps organizations streamline their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for better outcomes and substantial savings. "
target: NetWatcher
NetWatcher is a Security-as-a-Service platform that enables customers to have a cost-effective 24 x 7 security service monitoring their networks for vulnerabilities and exploits. NetWatcher provides enterprise-level security management services to commercial Small and Medium organizations.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/20/2017 via Company Press Release

GFI Software Ltd., acquired Kerio Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: GFI Software announced the acquisition of the Kerio Connect, Kerio Control, Kerio Operator and Kerio Cloud products from Kerio Technologies. Founded in 1997, Kerio Technologies is headquartered in San Jose, California. Their Kerio products offer unified communications and security solutions for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs).
buyer parent: ESW Capital, LLC
buyer: GFI Software Ltd. (NYSE:GFIS:$151.79)
GFI Software develops right-sized, smartly engineered IT solutions for businesses of all sizes. Their solutions enable IT administrators to easily and efficiently discover, manage and secure their business networks, systems, applications and communications, regardless of their location. "
target: Kerio Technologies, Inc.
Kerio Technologies provides safe, simple, and secure business productivity solutions to more than 60,000 businesses and millions of users globally. Their award-winning email, UTM/firewall, VoIP, and collaboration solutions are distributed through a network of more than 6,500 reseller partners.
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