McAfee announced that it has completed the acquisition of Reconnex for $46 million in cash. Through the acquisition, McAfee further enhances its position in proactive security and risk management solutions.
McAfee can now bring automated, centrally managed and adaptive protection to its existing customer base and further help users enhance the value of their current investments. As previously announced, Reconnex’s technologies will be incorporated under McAfee’s Data Protection product business unit, headed by Gerhard Watzinger.
This acquisition builds on the McAfee data protection portfolio, solving one of the biggest challenges customers face; namely what information to protect and who should have access to it. Reconnex’s differentiated approach to data protection and advanced innovative learning enables McAfee to offer a next-generation data protection solution that is steps ahead of its competition. And with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator’s extensive install base, we can address a broader range of threats to data than anyone else on the market today.
McAfee anticipates that Reconnex’s products will be integrated into McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) in 2009.