Acquisitions watch: McAfee-NitroSecurity, Avaya-Sipera, GlobalLogic-Method

Friday, October 7, 2011

US software security firm McAfee (NYSE: MFE) intends to acquire privately owned NitroSecurity, a provider of security information and event management (SIEM) solutions to protect critical information and infrastructure, the former said in a statement.

The acquisition, the price tag for which was not disclosed, is expected to close by the end of 2011.

NitroSecurity's solutions use a patented database engine to identify, correlate, and remediate threats.

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The acquisition would enable McAfee to provide organizations with greater visibility into endpoint assets, network infrastructure, specific security threats and risks, and system vulnerabilities across the entire IT environment via a single management platform, according to the company.


Enterprise communications, software and services provider Avaya has acquired Sipera, a worldwide provider of unified communications (UC) solutions, the former said in a release.

Sipera will be fully integrated into Avaya. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Sipera's solutions, including session border control (SBC) functionality and a range of UC security applications, will help strengthen Avaya's UC portfolio for session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking.


US software developer GlobalLogic has acquired Method, a global design and innovation consultancy headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in London and New York, the companies said in a joint statement.

Method will become a new business unit within GlobalLogic and continue to operate under the Method name. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Method founder and CEO Kevin Farnham will report to GlobalLogic president Shashank Samant.

Method's user-centric approach to design and improved customer experiences will enable GlobalLogic to better serve clients in markets such as social media, mobile commerce, IPTV, medical devices and tablet computing.