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Cybersecurity M&A Roundup for First Week of November 2021

Cybersecurity M&A roundup for November 1-7, 2021

A dozen cybersecurity-related acquisitions were announced in the first week of November 2021.

Appsian Security acquires Q Software

ERP data security and compliance firm Appsian Security acquired Q Software, which specializes in security and compliance solutions for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, JD Edwards World, and Oracle E-Business Suite. The acquisition will enable Appsian Security and Q Software to expand their data masking, threat detection and response, and real-time analytics capabilities.

Celsius Network acquires GK8

Cryptocurrency lending platform Celsius Network announced the acquisition of GK8, an Israel-based blockchain cybersecurity company that offers its services to financial institutions. Celsius is paying $115 million for GK8, which will enable it to provide an “all-in-one platform built for banks and financial institutions.”

Cerberus Sentinel acquires Atlantic Technology Systems

MSSP Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Corporation is buying MSP Atlantic Technology Systems, which will become its wholly owned subsidiary. The deal will help the cybersecurity services firm expand the scope of its offerings.

CrowdStrike acquires SecureCircle

Endpoint security company CrowdStrike acquired SecureCircle, which provides a SaaS-based service designed to extend Zero Trust security to data on the endpoint. CrowdStrike said the acquisition will result in customers gaining visibility and control over how data is downloaded, used and shared.

CyberRisk Alliance acquires After Nines

Cybersecurity-focused business intelligence and information services provider CyberRisk Alliance acquired After Nines, a digital media company known for the ChannelE2E & MSSP Alert websites. CyberRisk Alliance acquired After Nines as part of its expansion strategy.

Entreda acquires Privva

Cybersecurity assessment, risk management and training provider Entreda is buying Privva, which specializes in enterprise risk management. Privva will do business under the Entreda brand. The combined company will deliver a unified cybersecurity compliance platform designed for monitoring users, devices, networks and vendors.

IBM acquires ReaQta

IBM Security is acquiring ReaQta, a Netherlands-based startup specializing in autonomous threat detection and response. IBM said the acquisition expands its push in the extended detection and response (XDR) market.

Jacobs acquires BlackLynx

Professional services company Jacobs has acquired cloud and edge analytics provider BlackLynx. Jacobs said the deal will expand its cyber, intelligence and digital solutions portfolios. The companies provide their services and solutions to intelligence, defense and critical infrastructure organizations.

ManTech acquires Gryphon Technologies

Systems engineering firm ManTech announced an agreement to buy Gryphon Technologies, which provides digital engineering solutions to government agencies. Both companies provide cybersecurity solutions. ManTech will pay $350 million for Gryphon.

Outpost24 acquires Specops

Sweden-based vulnerability management and security assessment company Outpost24 acquired Specops Software, a provider of password management and user authentication solutions, also based in Sweden. Outpost24 said the deal will enable it to further expand its security assessment offering.

Recovery Point Systems acquires Geminare

Cloud-based business resilience services provider Recovery Point Systems acquires Geminare, a Canadian firm that specializes in business continuity, data protection, and disaster recovery solutions. The acquisition will help Recovery Point expand its disaster recovery and resiliency orchestration capabilities.

SecureAuth acquires Acceptto

Identity and access management firm SecureAuth acquired risk-based continuous authentication platform Acceptto. The deal will enable SecureAuth to expand its capabilities.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.