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F-Secure Acquires Security Services Provider nSense

Finland-based security company F-Secure announced this week that it has acquired nSense, a privately held Danish company that provides security consultations, vulnerability assessment and incident response services and related products to enterprises.

Finland-based security company F-Secure announced this week that it has acquired nSense, a privately held Danish company that provides security consultations, vulnerability assessment and incident response services and related products to enterprises.

While F-Secure is best known for its endpoint anti-malware solutions, the acquisition of nSense will help the company expand into the enterprise segment.

According to F-Secure CEO Christian Fredrikson, the combined portfolio will allow F-Secure to provide incident response and forensic expertise, vulnerability assessment, and threat intelligence and security management services to enterprises.

nSense provides services such as penetration testing, vulnerability assessments of web applications and networks, and PCI DSS services to financial institutions, service providers and other large enterprises, and F-Secure’s acquisition of the company will add these services to its own security solutions, the company said.

“Information security threats are becoming more stealthy, sophisticated and complex, and we need to be able to provide services that help our customers prevent potential threats from becoming security incidents,” said Fredrikson. “nSense’s cybersecurity products and services help us expand into new industry segments and strengthen our capabilities to address the attack detection and prevention needs of enterprises. Adding their expertise to our own will allow us to develop new cybersecurity products, and we look forward to providing these to our customers to address their current and future security needs.”

“Becoming a part of F-Secure gives us the possibility to grow and expand to new markets much more quickly while we benefit from each other’s technical know-how and intelligence,” said nSense’s CEO Jens Thonke. “We have worked with F-Secure for a long time and know each other well.”

nSense’s vulnerability scanning solution, named Karhu, is actively used in leading financial institutions, service providers and other large enterprises. According to Fredrikson, offering solutions like these to businesses will help F-Secure continue to grow into becoming Europe’s leading cybersecurity provider.

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The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Founded in 1988, F-Secure is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.

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