Jody Brazil CEO of FireMon

Jody Brazil, CEO of FireMon

Security M&A: FireMon Acquires Immediate Insight

FireMon has acquired Immediate Insight for an undisclosed sum to boost its real-time security analytics capabilities.

FireMon has acquired security event analysis provider Immediate Insight for an undisclosed sum, the company announced.

FireMon expects the acquisition to create the industry’s first dedicated solutions offering that combines network security intelligence with real-time security event analysis, which will allow enterprises to identify security gaps in their network security infrastructure.

“Immediate Insight has developed exciting new technology that expands our capabilities in a very strategic manner, allowing FireMon to deliver on a highly actionable, multitiered security intelligence model,” said Jody Brazil, CEO of FireMon, in a statement. “This technology has already proven its value in enterprise environments as a direct complement to our strategic technology partners. We’re extremely excited about the combination of these solutions and what this represents not only for FireMon, but also our customers and the industry at large.”

FireMon cited a desire to provide customers with additional capabilities to identify and respond to complex network threats, according to the announcement. The addition of Immediate Insight’s analytics software is expected to enable enterprises to pinpoint threat vectors originating from structured and unstructured data and eliminate them before they can do permanent damage to the network.

"Our technology reveals data relationships and anomalies that users cannot identify on their own, improving productivity of shorthanded IT security and operations teams,” said Jeff Barker, founder and CEO of Immediate Insight. “We’re excited to be part of the team and bring together FireMon’s industry-leading security intelligence with Immediate Insight’s innovative data analysis to offer organizations unique insight into current and future security risks.”

Additional details about the merger were not released, including whether FireMon will integrate Immediate Insight’s team into the new business. The company expects to showcase Immediate Insight during the upcoming RSA conference taking place later this month in San Francisco.

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