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FireMon to Acquire Cyber Situational Awareness Firm Lumeta

Network security policy management solutions provider FireMon announced on Tuesday that it has entered an agreement to acquire Lumeta, a company that specializes in cyber situational awareness.

The financial terms of the deal, expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2018, have not been disclosed.

Lumeta’s products provide organizations real-time network and device visibility and security monitoring, including for IoT and industrial control systems (ICS). The company also helps customers identify and remediate leak paths and segmentation violations.

Lumeta technology can continuously identify new devices and cloud connectivity, allowing FireMon to extend the capabilities of its own platform to previously unknown network and cloud elements. This should help reduce attack surface and expose activity that may represent a security risk, FireMon said.

“Lumeta and FireMon share a vision for deeper integration across the security industry. For example, Lumeta built Spectre with two-way RESTful APIs, which has resulted in proven integrations with leading security vendors, including McAfee ePO, IBM QRadar, Carbon Black, Cisco, Tenable, InfoBlox and Qualys. This pairs well with FireMon’s vendor-agnostic approach to solving customers’ problems,” said Satin Mirchandani, CEO of FireMon. “Additionally, Lumeta’s history, which dates back to the legendary innovation center Bell Labs, perfectly complements FireMon’s business model and technology strategy.”

FireMon says Lumeta will remain a standalone business, and its current president, Reggie Best, will continue to fill the position. FireMon also plans on investing into the development of Lumeta’s technology and integration with its own products.

Lumeta is not the first company acquired by FireMon. It bought Immediate Insight in 2015 and in 2016 it acquired cloud security firm FortyCloud.

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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.