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McAfee to Acquire NitroSecurity

By on Oct 04, 2011

I am excited to share that McAfee has officially announced its intent to acquire privately owned NitroSecurity.  NitroSecurity is a leading provider of security information and event management (SIEM) solutions that offers complete visibility and situational awareness to protect critical information and infrastructure. With NitroSecurity’s technology and talent, McAfee can expand its reach into the fast growing SIEM market, secure new platforms, and provide its customer base with the highest level of integrity and compliance across their IT environment.


The proposed transaction will bring together best-in-class technologies:

•     NitroSecurity’s strong foothold in the SIEM market will help McAfee significantly expand our “Situational Awareness,” our risk and compliance coverage, and our Global Threat Intelligence capabilities

•     NitroSecurity’s SIEM management technology, which has already passed integration testing with McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO), gives customers a single security platform for event analysis and management across the enterprise. The integration expands the capability of the McAfee ePO platform to view events, activities and logs created by networks, databases and applications.

•     The McAfee ePO platform can leverage the extended SIEM capabilities to more rapidly institute a range of monitoring and mitigation actions, such as issuing new configurations, implementing new policies, and deploying more recent software updates


I’m very excited about this acquisition and believe that NitroSecurity has the technology McAfee needs to expand its enterprise security portfolio. NitroSecurity is quite simply the most advanced SIEM on the market, and has a leadership position in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant. NitroSecurity offers the only product with integrated application monitoring, database monitoring, log management, SIEM, IPS and Network Flows in a single, active dashboard.  This capability provides the most visibility and the most advanced correlation capabilities giving McAfee true “Situational Awareness”, and will provide the best overall security solution for McAfee customers.


For more information, please visit the acquisition landing page.


Stuart McClure

GM and SVP, Risk & Compliance Business Unit, McAfee