On August 14, McAfee®, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) acquires Reconnex, Inc. a leading data loss prevention (DLP) company with unique technology that learns and adapts to automate the ongoing protection of data. A privately held company based in Mountain View, California, Reconnex protects information for more than one and a half million users today.
"Data protection is the number one concern of chief information security officers, but today's DLP solutions take too long to deploy and provide results," said Dave DeWalt chief executive officer and president of McAfee. "With the acquisition of Reconnex, McAfee is redefining the entire data protection market by bringing together the leader in the hottest segment with our comprehensive portfolio of data protection technologies. This will enable us to leapfrog all other data protection vendors and to reinforce our position as the largest dedicated security company."
Reconnex is an innovative technology leader
Reconnex is the leader in data loss prevention for organizations-including enterprises, government agencies, or educational institutions-that want to protect their brand, maintain compliance, and secure sensitive information.
Reconnex delivers a patented learning application that allows organizations to quickly identify their sensitive data and their business process and gain better insight into risk. Their technology helps an organization protect all the information assets on its network without requiring upfront knowledge of what needs to be protected, regardless of how that information is stored, secured, or communicated.
Reconnex has solved the current problems with DLP through innovative learning technology that indexes, classifies, and understands the context of all content within or as it leaves an organization. Reconnex's “knowledge mining” capability helps businesses tackle the fear of the unknown.
McAfee redefines the data protection market
Reconnex's products align with McAfee's vision to provide a complete data protection and compliance solution to its customers, meeting the significant demand for adaptive data protection. With more than 60 million nodes managed by McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator® (ePO™) , McAfee brings automated, centrally managed and adaptive protection to its existing customer base to further help users enhance the value of their current ePO investment.
"As a joint customer of both McAfee and Reconnex, we believe the combination of their technologies will significantly benefit our network security operations. Managing our system network protection under one management console will provide us a more comprehensive view into our security infrastructure."
With this acquisition, McAfee has taken another significant step toward its goal of holding the leadership position in proactive security and risk management solutions. It also builds on McAfee's data protection portfolio, giving customers the most complete solution on the market.
Reconnex's technologies will be incorporated under McAfee's Data Protection product business unit, headed by Gerhard Watzinger.