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Quick Take: IBM Buys Trusteer And, With It, Better, More-Intelligent Data-Centric Security

Prospects Are Good For This Acquisition, Which Matches Complementary Strengths

August 16, 2013


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On August 15, 2013, IBM announced its acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, of Trusteer, a fraud protection and cybersecurity firm focused primarily on providing services to banking customers. With this move, IBM made a smart acquisition that adds industry depth and innovative mobile and endpoint security technology that has proven scale and effectiveness with some of the world's largest financial institutions. In this QuickTake, we provide our analysis of what the acquisition means for IBM, security and risk (S&R) professionals considering IBM or Trusteer solutions, competitors, and the trajectory of the market itself.

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