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Proofpoint acquires insider threat intelligence firm ObserveIT in $225 million deal

  • ZDNet
  • 7 months ago

Proofpoint has acquired threat management provider ObserveIT in a deal aimed at bolstering the firm's enterprise cybersecurity portfolio. On Saturday, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said the purchase has been made for $225 million in an all-cash agreement. Founded in 2006, ObserveIT specializes in endpoint security and insider threat detection.

Catering for 1,900 customers in 87 countries, ObserveIT provides solutions for real-time enterprise network management, alerts when suspicious behavior is detected, and also assists firms in cybersecurity-related legal compliance. Boston, Mass.-based ObserveIT has raised $53 million to date. Previous investors include Bain Capital Partners.

The transaction is expected to close in Q4 2019, subject to regulatory approval.

Proofpoint acquires insider threat intelligence firm ObserveIT in $225 million deal

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IPO (Apr 2012)