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EMC Acquires NetWitness

EMC today announced that it has acquired Virginia-based NetWitness Corporation, a privately-held provider of network security analysis solutions.

NetWitness LogoNetWitness provides network security monitoring and analysis solutions that enable organizations to better understand what’s happening on their networks. NetWitness customers include enterprises across the Global 1000 in sectors such as financial services, power and energy, telecommunications, retail, and high-tech, as well as government agencies around the world in defense, homeland security, law enforcement, and intelligence.

The acquisition closed on April 1, 2011, and NetWitness will now operate as a part of RSA, The Security Division of EMC. 

NetWitness will become a core element of RSA's Advanced Security Management Solutions, providing real-time visibility into network activity and adding efficiency to incident investigations and workflow. By combining the NetWitness network monitoring and analysis technology with RSA's enVision® platform, RSA® Data Loss Prevention Suite (DLP) and RSA® CyberCrime Intelligence service, security teams can achieve deep insight into the security posture of their organizations. The intelligence and visibility that NetWitness provides, coupled with the RSA Archer eGRC platform, enables organizations to apply business context to security information for better identification and prioritization of security risks while improving and streamlining the incident management process.

NetWitness recently announced Spectrum, a new offering that replicates the knowledge, process and workflow of malware analysts. Spectrum will deliver multiple signature-free methods to identify advanced and zero-day malware.

EMC says the transaction is not expected to have a material impact to revenue or EPS for the full 2011 fiscal year.

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