Trustwave acquires Breach Security

Trustwave, a provider of information security and compliance solutions, has acquired Breach Security, a provider of web application firewall technology. The terms of the deal are confidential.

A web application firewall (also known as an application-layer firewall or WAF) is an appliance or software that provides protection for web applications (such as an e-commerce site) against attacks. Trustwave will also integrate the WAF into its existing application security suite delivered through its SpiderLabs security team to provide complete web application life cycle protection.

“Hackers increasingly target insecure web applications as their point of entry into an organization’s network,” said Sanjay Mehta, CEO of Breach Security. “Adding WAF to Trustwave’s application security suite provides customers with an unrivaled defense-in-depth solution to secure applications throughout the software development lifecycle.”

Breach Security’s WebDefend application firewall appliance features inbound and outbound inspection of web traffic for sensitive data, such as credit card and Social Security numbers. This web application firewall offers customized, behavior-based security, tuned for each protected application. WebDefend uses a patented profiling system and multiple, collaborative detection engines to ensure the flow of mission-critical traffic while supplying complete protection for applications to keep an organization’s confidential information safe from targeted attacks and leaks.

In addition, Breach Security has been the primary custodian of ModSecurity, the most widely deployed web application firewall in the world with more than 10,000 deployments. Trustwave’s legacy of providing threat intelligence to the security community through SpiderLabs will be enhanced with our commitment to support ModSecurity and its diverse and widespread user base.

“This acquisition adds more truly innovative technology to Trustwave’s product portfolio, significantly enhancing our ability to help our clients secure their information,” said Robert J. McCullen, chairman and CEO of Trustwave. “Combining an industry leading WAF solution with our SpiderLabs services should make our application security capabilities unmatched in the industry.”