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11/5/2018
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Symantec Acquires Appthority And Javelin Networks

Both buys bolster the cybersecurity company's endpoint security business.

It's two-for-Monday, with Symantec announced the acquisitions of a pair of privately held companies: Appthority and Javelin Networks.

Appthority's mobile application security analysis technology will be incorporated into Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile (SEP Mobile), which Symantec acquired in 2017 when it purchased Skycure. Appthority's capabilities will boost Symantec customers' ability to analyze mobile apps for anything that could be considered malicious or unwanted.

Appthority, founded in 2011, was a Symantec Ventures portfolio company. According to Symantec, the acquisition is effective today.

In addition, Javelin Networks today joins Symantec's endpoint security business. Its software defends against Active Directory attacks by detecting misconfigurations and backdoors and helping to prevent reconnaissance and credentials misuse by authorized devices and applications.

Read here and here for more.

 

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11/6/2018 | 9:27:15 AM
Buy vs Build (A small fish in an ocean)
A typcial business question is, do you want to be a shop that buys what you need or develops? Sometimes both, but what I notice to be a commonality in present environments is that buying/acquiring is becoming most prevalent. It is rare now to see a little fish grow and proliferate before a larger one swallows them up.
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