BeyondTrust acquires eEye to increase vulnerability management offering

BeyondTrust has acquired vulnerability management solution provider eEye Digital Security.

Founded in 1998 by Marc Maiffret, eEye Digital Security offers enterprise software, appliances and services to help organisations protect their assets – including mobile, virtual and those in the cloud - from critical threats.

Its Retina CS technology provides security intelligence which prioritises vulnerabilities and threats, as well as remediation to protect against critical threats.

BeyondTrust said that it plans to integrate the Retina CS vulnerability management and analytics solutions with its PowerBroker family of products to simplify the enhanced prioritisation of vulnerabilities with additional context of privilege, privilege use, data sensitivity and data flow.

John Mutch, CEO at BeyondTrust, said: “Attacks today are more sophisticated than ever, with client-side attacks becoming the most prevalent method of entry, leveraging known vulnerabilities and exploiting user's rights and privileges to pilfer sensitive data from enterprises.

“Through the acquisition of eEye, BeyondTrust will deliver unmatched solutions to protect against both internal and external threats, spanning data and endpoint protection, rights management and vulnerability management. The result is a more cost-effective way to operate secure networks and satisfy governance initiatives.”

Kevin Hickey, chief executive officer of eEye Digital Security, said: “This is a very exciting milestone in the history of eEye Digital Security. Our goal at eEye has always been to help enterprise IT and security teams run more efficiently, by providing the context and intelligence required to better protect them from the threats which have evolved so rapidly in just the last few years alone. This acquisition will help us continue that mission, by giving us the substantial resources that joining forces with BeyondTrust will provide.

“Many of the senior leadership team at eEye is joining BeyondTrust, including myself. We plan to continue to invest heavily in our joint product lines, building great products and solutions for our customers.”

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