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McAfee neemt Skyhigh Networks over



  • Minder dan acht maanden na de verzelfstandiging neemt McAfee een belangrijke stap om het innovatie- en groeitempo te versnellen.
  • De combinatie van Skyhigh en McAfee biedt klanten de meest geavanceerde cybersecurityarchitectuur voor de toekomst, van endpoints tot de cloud. Alles wordt met elkaar gekoppeld via een operation center dat zorgt voor threat intelligence, analyses en orkestratie. Het geheel wordt ondersteund door een open ecosysteem.
  • Skyhigh CEO Rajiv Gupta wordt lid van het management team van McAfee CEO Chris Young en gaat leiding geven aan McAfee’s cloud business unit.
Schiphol-Rijk, 27 november 2017 Acht maanden na de verzelfstandiging van McAfee, maakt het bedrijf bekend dat het een definitieve overeenkomst heeft gesloten voor de overname van Skyhigh Networks. Skyhigh Networks en McAfee completeren elkaars portfolio en missie, zodat klanten hun cybersecurityomgeving kunnen moderniseren en hun belangrijkste bedrijfsmiddel – data – kunnen beschermen nu deze steeds vaker worden verplaatst naar de cloud.

“Vijf jaar geleden voorzag Skyhigh Networks dat cybersecurity voor de cloud geen drempel voor een overstap naar de cloud zou mogen vormen. En er moeten ook niet achteraf pas cybersecuritymaatregelen getroffen worden voor de cloud omgeving”, zegt Chris Young, CEO van McAfee. “Zij hebben een nieuwe productcategorie uitgevonden, de cloud access security broker (CASB), dat door analisten wordt gezien als een van de securitygebieden die de afgelopen vijf jaar het snelst zijn gegroeid qua investeringen. De leidende positie van Skyhigh en het securityportfolio van McAfee helpen bedrijven om veilig te opereren en hun volledige potentieel te bereiken.”

“Onderdeel worden van McAfee is een ideale volgende stap voor Skyhigh Networks in het realiseren van onze visie om de cloud niet alleen veilig te maken, maar om de cloud tot de best beveiligde omgeving voor bedrijven te maken”, zegt Rajiv Gupta, CEO van Skyhigh Networks. “McAfee biedt de wereldwijde schaalgrootte om de groei van Skyhigh verder te versnellen. De gecombineerde organisatie zal toonaangevende technologieën en oplossingen voor zowel de cloud als voor endpoint security bieden. Dit zijn de twee belangrijkste onderdelen in de beveiliging van bedrijven.”

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McAfee to Acquire Skyhigh Networks, Creating a Global Leader in Endpoint and Cloud Cybersecurity

McAfee and Skyhigh Networks Announce a Definitive Agreement to Combine Businesses

Highlights:
  • McAfee, less than eight months since its spinout as a standalone company, makes this move to accelerate innovation and growth as a company singularly focused on being the preferred cybersecurity partner for customers. This agreement is evidence of McAfee's ability to acquire leading next-generation capabilities as an independent pure-play cybersecurity provider.
  • Combining Skyhigh and McAfee will allow the combined company to offer customers the most advanced cybersecurity architecture required for the future, spanning endpoint and cloud control points, linked by the security operations center with actionable threat intelligence, analytics and orchestration, and enabled by an open ecosystem.
  • With this acquisition, McAfee demonstrates its continued investment in technologies that address customers’ most critical cybersecurity needs.
  • Skyhigh CEO Rajiv Gupta will join McAfee CEO Chris Young’s leadership team to run McAfee’s cloud business unit.

SANTA CLARA and CAMPBELL, Calif., Nov. 27, 2017 – McAfee and Skyhigh Networks today announced a definitive agreement to combine businesses, with McAfee acquiring Skyhigh Networks for an undisclosed amount. The move comes less than eight months after McAfee established itself as one of the world’s leading pure-play cybersecurity companies, dedicated to being the preferred cybersecurity partner to customers.

Skyhigh Networks and McAfee will complement each other’s portfolio and mission, allowing customers to modernize their cybersecurity environments and protect their most valuable asset – data – as it moves to the cloud. The combination of McAfee and Skyhigh will establish the leading company to provide the cybersecurity architecture of the future, with endpoint and cloud as the critical control points, linked by the security operations center with actionable threat intelligence, analytics and orchestration, and enabled by an open ecosystem.

Skyhigh Networks CEO Rajiv Gupta will join McAfee CEO Chris Young’s leadership team to run McAfee’s new cloud business unit. Skyhigh’s existing organizational structure will remain generally intact, ensuring continuity for customers and partners. At the same time, Skyhigh will benefit from McAfee’s global scale and integrations to McAfee’s broad and deep product portfolio to even better protect customers.

“Skyhigh Networks had the foresight five years ago to realize that cybersecurity for cloud environments could not be an impediment to, or afterthought of, cloud adoption,” Young stated. “They pioneered an entirely new product category called cloud access security broker (CASB) that analysts describe as one of the fastest growing areas of information security investments of the last five years – where Skyhigh continues to innovate and lead. Skyhigh’s leadership in cloud security, combined with McAfee’s security portfolio strength, will set the company apart in helping organizations operate freely and securely to reach their full potential.”

Skyhigh Networks’ innovative portfolio provides complete visibility into content, context, and user activity across SaaS, PaaS and IaaS environments; leads the market in advanced controls and automation to correct policy violations in cloud services; leverages data science and network effects across billions of events to identify and stop threats; applies protection to data that persists in the cloud or outside the cloud; and delivers an extensible platform for cloud providers to enable Skyhigh controls for their SaaS applications, and enterprises to enable controls for custom applications developed in-house.

“Becoming part of McAfee is the ideal next step in realizing Skyhigh Networks’ vision of not simply making the cloud secure, but making it the most secure environment for business,” Gupta said. “McAfee will provide global scale to further accelerate Skyhigh’s growth, with the combined company providing leading technologies and solutions across cloud and endpoint security – categories Skyhigh and McAfee respectively helped create, and the two architectural control points for enterprise security.”

Young posted an open message to company stakeholders with Gupta doing the same, each providing additional evidence of the company’s combined value upon transaction close, expected shortly after completing certain regulatory approvals and satisfying customary closing conditions.

About McAfee
McAfee is one of the world’s leading independent cybersecurity companies. Inspired by the power of working together, McAfee creates business and consumer solutions that make the world a safer place. http://www.mcafee.com/

About Skyhigh Networks
Cloud is critical to business innovation and growth, but its use can put data, an enterprise’s most valuable asset, at risk. Skyhigh protects data across all cloud services with the speed, scale and user-centricity the cloud demands. With Skyhigh Security Cloud, enterprises can accelerate their business by leveraging technology and services to confidently identify, control and protect data and user activities across any cloud, on any device. For more information, visit https://www.skyhighnetworks.com.

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