Twenty-one cybersecurity-related merger and acquisition (M&A) deals were announced in the first half of November 2022. An analysis conducted by SecurityWeek showed that more than 230 mergers and acquisitions were announced in the first half of 2022.
Password manager provider 1Password has acquired passwordless authentication company Passage Identity. 1Password will use Passage’s technology to launch a passwordless authentication platform for enterprises.
Anonos, a company that specializes in protecting data in use, has announced buying Germany-based data anonymization software provider Statice. As a result of the deal, Anonos expands its ability to help enterprises protect data privacy. The Statice synthetic data technology will be integrated with the Anonos Data Embassy platform.
Canada-based cybersecurity and cyberinsurance provider Boxx Insurance has bought Templarbit, a US-based company that provides automated attack surface management and third-party risk assessment solutions.
German processor design company Codasip has acquired IoT security firm Cerberus Security Labs. Cerberus’ IoT security technology and experts will enable Codasip customers to quickly embed secure solutions for RISC-V processor designs.
Datadog, a company that has developed a monitoring and security platform for cloud applications, has announced the acquisition of cloud infrastructure visualization service Cloudcraft.
Edgesource has acquired Auspex, a provider of data analytics, cybersecurity, and management consulting services to the intelligence community. The acquisition will expand Edgesource’s capabilities in the national security sector. Auspex will operate under the same brand as a wholly owned subsidiary of Edgesource.
Human (formerly White Ops), a cybersecurity company that protects enterprises from bot attacks, fraud and account abuse, has acquired clean.io, which specializes in malvertising prevention. The transaction will help Human enhance its capabilities.
PR company Ruder Finn has acquired Touchdown, a UK-based PR agency specializing in enterprise technology, including cybersecurity and data protection. The deal will help Ruder Finn expand.
Secure-IC, a France-based firm that provides embedded cybersecurity solutions, has acquired the security business of Belgium-based Silex Insight. The newly acquired solutions complement Secure-IC’s portfolio.
Splunk has acquired automated threat analysis platform TwinWave. TwinWave’s products and services expand Splunk’s security analytics and automation capabilities.
Endpoint security company ThreatLocker has acquired Third Wall, a cybersecurity plug-in for ConnectWise Automate software designed for MSPs. The deal will enable ThreatLocker to enhance its capabilities.
World Health Energy Holdings (WHEN), a telecom and cybersecurity company has acquired a majority stake in CrossMobile, a GSM telecom operator in Poland.
SecurityWeek is tracking deals involving managed security services providers (MSSPs) and distributors separately. Here is a list of deals from the first half of November 2022:
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