[ISN] BeyondTrust acquires eEye in union of security vendors

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 03:39:34 -0500 (CDT)

By Ellen Messmer
Network World
May 09, 2012

BeyondTrust, a software firm that specializes in identity and access 
management for the enterprise, has announced the acquisition of eEye 
Digital Security, which makes products for vulnerability management, 
patch remediation, malware defense and configuration compliance.

BeyondTrust, based in Carlsbad, Calif., and eEye, in Phoenix, are both 
privately-held companies and did not disclose financial terms of the 
arrangement, but they do say the goal is to combine their basic fields 
of expertise with the intention of creating new products.

The company name eEye will eventually be phased out, though company 
founder Marc Maiffret (one of Network World's "12 White Hat hackers you 
should know") will take on the role of CTO at BeyondTrust to help define 
strategy. Jim Zierick, executive vice president of product operations at 
BeyondTrust, emphasizes that eEye security products, including Blink and 
Retina, will continue to be supported and developed.

"The Retina and Blink brand names will go on," says Zierick, noting that 
the driver to bring together the two companies is that their strengths 
are complementary, something that became understood in working together 
with customers using eEye's security as well as the BeyondTrust 
PowerBroker line. With the companies now merged for a total of about 250 
employees, the potential to build a unified product line combining 
features is being explored.


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