Tripwire acquires nCircle

Acquisition creates $140-million company to compete in the strategic risk and security market.

Security vendor Tripwire announced today that it inked an agreement to buy nCircle for an undisclosed price, creating a $140-million company to compete in the strategic risk and security market.

“Tripwire and nCircle have the opportunity to be a powerful and transformational combination in the rapidly changing security market,” Jim Johnson, CEO of Tripwire, said in a statement. “Our combined solutions are uniquely positioned to align security posture with business objectives, a crucial step in making security and risk meaningful and actionable across the enterprise.”

Together, the companies employ more than 500 people and service more than 7,000 customers in 96 countries.

“The combination of Tripwire and nCircle brings together the industry’s leading researchers and the broadest and deepest solutions for reducing risk,” said Abe Kleinfeld, CEO of nCircle.

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