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    Report Use Forrester's CISO Strategic Canvas To Align Security With Business

    Strategic Plan: The S&R Practice Playbook
    October 16, 2017 | Jeff Pollard

    Security leaders know it's critical to align their efforts to the business, speak their business colleagues' language, and show support for business objectives. But with never-ending inbound...

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    Report Build A Governance, Risk, And Compliance Strategy Worthy Of Business Consideration

    Strategic Plan: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook
    July 11, 2017 | Renee Murphy

    Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) are far too often functions of emergency response. To get your team and key stakeholders on board and to show that all your efforts are helping your business...

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    Report Develop Identity And Access Management Metrics That Matter To The Business

    Performance Management: The Identity And Access Management Playbook
    July 7, 2017 | Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    Most security and risk (S&R) professionals struggle to ensure that identity and access management (IAM) remains a top business technology priority. S&R pros who succeed at nurturing their internal...

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    Report Build Your Identity And Access Management Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Identity And Access Management Playbook
    April 3, 2017 | Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    Your strategic plan for identity and access management (IAM) must establish and explain the business need and value of IAM to both technology management and business leaders. It must also describe...

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    Report Quick Take: Intel Spins Off McAfee As Synergies Fail To Materialize

    McAfee Is Better Off On Its Own Once Again
    September 9, 2016 | Jeff Pollard, Joseph Blankenship

    On September 7, Intel agreed to spin out Intel Security with a new, but old, name — McAfee. This acquisition winds up a cautionary tale to security leaders on what can happen when a tech giant...

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    Report Quick Take: Symantec Buys Its Way To Relevance With Blue Coat Acquisition

    June 14, 2016 | Kelley Mak, Andras Cser, Joseph Blankenship

    On June 12, 2016, Symantec agreed to buy web security company Blue Coat for $4.65 billion. With a fresh set of network and cloud technologies, a new CEO at the helm, and additional financial...

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    Report Brief: FireEye Is Evolving Into An Enterprise Security Vendor

    Recent Acquisitions Indicate FireEye Is Ready To Advance Security Automation
    March 30, 2016 | Jeff Pollard, Joseph Blankenship, Kelley Mak

    FireEye's acquisition of automation specialist Invotas International comes just 10 days after its acquisition of threat intelligence specialist iSight Partners. With these and prior acquisitions,...

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    Report Quick Take: FireEye Acquires iSight Partners

    Deal Bolsters FireEye But Comes With Certain Customer Caveats
    January 22, 2016 | Joseph Blankenship, Jeff Pollard, John Kindervag

    FireEye announced on January 20 the acquisition of threat intelligence vendor iSight Partners for $200 million, giving the antimalware vendor an entry into the crowded threat intelligence market....

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    Report Brief: Cisco Continues Its Blistering Security Acquisition Pace With The Addition Of Lancope

    Cisco's Network Security Portfolio Finally Stands On Its Own Merit
    November 19, 2015 | Rick Holland

    Cisco Systems recently announced its intent to acquire privately held, Atlanta-based Lancope, a decision that improves Cisco's network security offerings. The acquisition upgrades Cisco's network...

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    Report Brief: Five Questions To Ask After Private Equity Acquires Your Information Security Vendor

    Private Equity Is Often A Catalyst For Change; S&R Pros Must Be Prepared To Adapt
    November 6, 2015 | Merritt Maxim

    Private equity has emerged as a major investing force for enterprise software companies, especially information security vendors of all sizes. This brief provides an overview of the private equity...

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    Report Brief: What Dell's EMC Acquisition Means For Security And Risk Pros

    If The New Dell Pulls Off A Thorny IAM Integration And Adds Native-Cloud Security, Add It To Your Shortlist
    October 23, 2015 | Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim, Rick Holland

    With Dell announcing its $67 billion intent to acquire EMC, security and risk (S&R) pros need to pay close attention to three factors: 1) the shape of the final company; 2) the integration of the...

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    Report Quick Take: BlackBerry Acquires Good Technology, Buying Share In The EMM Market

    September 8, 2015 | Tyler Shields, Jennie Duong, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    On September 4, BlackBerry announced a definitive agreement to acquire Good Technology for $425 million. This acquisition expands BlackBerry's mobile security offerings and eliminates one of its...

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    Report RSAC Innovation Sandbox Finalists Spur Ingenuity In Security

    CISOs Should Look To Finalists For Future Direction And Investment
    April 20, 2015 | Jennie Duong, Tyler Shields, Rick Holland

    The 2015 RSA Conference (RSAC) Innovation Sandbox marks the 10-year anniversary of its conception in North America. This contest has encouraged startups to demonstrate and share their security...

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    Report Quick Take: Cisco Acquires Neohapsis

    Deal Will Expand Cisco's Capabilities In Application, Cloud, And Mobile Security
    December 11, 2014 | Ed Ferrara, Rick Holland, Tyler Shields

    Cisco Systems announced this week its intent to acquire closely held Chicago-based Neohapsis, a decision that will substantially broaden Cisco's consulting capabilities. Most notably, the...

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    Report Quick Take: Proofpoint Acquires Nexgate

    Acquisition Signals A Maturing Social Risk And Compliance Market, But Proofpoint Still Has 'Points To Prove'
    October 24, 2014 | Nick Hayes, Rick Holland

    On October 23, 2014, Proofpoint announced that it had acquired social risk and compliance (SRC) vendor Nexgate for approximately $35 million. While smaller than other security or social media...

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    Report Quick Take: BAE Systems Buys SilverSky

    Acquisition Extends BAE's Analytics And Threat Intelligence Into Commercial Markets
    October 23, 2014 | Ed Ferrara, Rick Holland

    BAE Applied Intelligence — a subsidiary of BAE Systems — has made the next logical step to operationalize its security analytics and threat intelligence offerings by acquiring managed security and...

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    Report Quick Take: Pulse Secure Spins Off, Immediately Acquires MobileSpaces

    Good News For S&R Pros Seeking A Unified Solution For Mobile Device, App, And Data Security
    October 2, 2014 | Tyler Shields

    On October 2, 2014 Juniper Networks divested Junos Pulse, a secure gateway and VPN offering, into a new entity, Pulse Secure, which simultaneously announced the acquisition of mobile application...

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    Report Quick Take: IBM Acquires CrossIdeas To Refresh Its Identity Management Product Line

    Business-Friendly IAM Is Essential To Security And Business Agility
    August 5, 2014 | Andras Cser

    On July 31, 2014, IBM announced its intent to acquire CrossIdeas, an identity and access management (IAM) specialist headquartered in Rome, for an undisclosed sum. With this acquisition, IBM will...

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    Report Brief: AT&T And IBM Accelerate The Move To Utility-Based Security

    Reliable And Effective Security Utilities Free Resources So That CISOs Can Focus On Customers
    June 30, 2014 | Ed Ferrara

    AT&T and IBM announced in February a strategic alliance to provide a set of comprehensive security services that, if successful, would define the next generation of managed security services...

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    Report Brief: Proofpoint Strengthens Its Targeted Attack Defense With NetCitadel Acquisition

    Acquisition Is Proof That You Must Integrate Advanced Detection With Incident Response
    June 19, 2014 | Rick Holland, Heidi Shey

    On May 20, 2014, Proofpoint announced that it had acquired Silicon-Valley-based startup NetCitadel, a privately owned incident response company, for approximately $24 million in cash. While small,...

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    Report Quick Take: Cisco Acquires ThreatGrid, Bolstering Advanced Malware Protection

    Cisco Broadens A Strong Portfolio But Still Needs To Better Explain Its Overall Security Product Road Map
    May 22, 2014 | Rick Holland, Stephanie Balaouras, John Kindervag

    On May 20, 2014, Cisco Systems announced its intention to acquire privately-held dynamic malware analysis company ThreatGrid for an undisclosed amount. This acquisition enhances Cisco Systems'...

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    Report Quick Take: Landesk Acquires LetMobile, Embracing A Unified Mobile Security Vision

    May 21, 2014 | Tyler Shields

    On May 21, 2014, client and systems management stalwart Landesk announced the acquisition of Israel-based mobile security firm LetMobile. LetMobile is a 15-person firm with innovative technology in...

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    Report Quick Take: Google Acquires Divide And Shakes Up The Mobile Security Landscape

    May 20, 2014 | Tyler Shields

    On May 19, 2014, Google announced the acquisition of mobile device management and security vendor Divide. Divide's primary product offering creates two separate personas on a mobile device....

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    Report Quick Take: Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera

    Palo Alto Extends Its Reach To The Endpoint
    March 25, 2014 | Rick Holland, Chris Sherman, John Kindervag

    On March 24, 2014, Palo Alto Networks announced an agreement to acquire Cyvera, a privately held endpoint security company, for approximately $200 million. With the acquisition, Palo Alto Networks...

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    Report Executive Spotlight: How CISOs Can Meet (And Surpass) The CIO's Expectations

    Planning The Journey From Safe Pair Of Hands To Trusted Advisor
    February 19, 2014 | Andrew Rose, Alastair Behenna

    Next-generation CIOs and their teams face the challenge of fulfilling consumer expectations and the demands of digital natives while still meeting appropriate budgetary, governance, and performance...