1.Akamai Technologies buys Cyberfend to expand its bot-fighting efforts.
Cyberfend, is a security company with software that detects bots. Known as ghost users on social networks, a bot is a computer program that pretends to be a person.
Akami already offered a bot detection service since January 2016 and with this purchase the company will increase the capabilities of its Bot Manager software and add further differentiation from rivals.
Akami provides cloud services to enable users to operate securely online. Founded in 1999, it went public a year later and since then has pursued a policy of growth through acquisitions in different areas of cybersecurity.
"In total it has made 17 acquisitions, in addition to Cyberfend in 2016 it also bought Soha system, to add secure access technology to its cloud Networks security and Concord Systems, a provider of technology for large-scale data processing, in a cash transaction" says Diego Gutierrez from Abra Invest.
Golden Gate Capital buys Neustar for $$1,8B
Neustar is a technology company that offers a range of cloud-based services that enable marketers and IT professionals to promote and protect their businesses. The company went public in 2005 and has now been bought by venture capital firm Golden Gate Capital, which will pay $ 33.50 per share in cash.
Golden Gate in a San Francisco-based venture capital firm that conducts buyout transactions and assists in the growth of companies in different sectors.
3.iSign International purchases GFS Technology
iSign International provides products and services for Bio-metric signature security. The company has developed original cyber security technology, which combines biometric signature recognition, innovative device pairing, dynamic PKI encryption, GPS location and computer-generated transactional password.
GFS Technology Inc. is a spin-out from Arizona State University, located in Scottsdale, AZ. Founded in 2011, the Company developed and acquired several innovative patents aimed at the secure use of mobile devices, focusing on the creation of a technology platform that would provide fully secure mobile transactions.
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