OpenText is rapidly growing its security business.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

May 29, 2018

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Some 1,500 attendees – including law enforcement, public and private security officials, and partners – from 40 countries gathered last week for OpenText‘s Enfuse 2018 conference in Las Vegas.

The conference homed in on OpenText’s growth strategy as the enterprise information management (EIM) company increasingly focuses on security, the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI). The theme of the annual conference was bringing security to the edges of the network and beyond.

Mark Barrenechea, OpenText’s vice chair, CEO and CTO, detailed his company’s increasing capabilities, and slammed IBM Watson, saying his company’s Magellan AI platform is superior.

The conference also featured a keynote with controversial figure James Comey, former director of the FBI who President Trump abruptly fired last year. In between talking about cybersecurity and effective leadership, Comey took shots at the president, which drew laughs and applause from attendees.

For its third quarter ending March 31, OpenText reported 22 customer transactions totaling more than $1 million, including 10 OpenText Cloud and 12 on-premises. Acquisitions have been and will continue to be a major part of the company’s growth strategy, Barrenechea said. It previously acquired Guidance Software, and during the quarter it acquired Hightail, a cloud service for file sharing and creative collaboration.

Gary Weiss, OpenText’s senior vice president and general manager of security, discovery and analytics, said “in this information age you have to have security and start at the endpoint.”

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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