Trustwave buys application firewall maker

Trustwave buys application firewall maker
Trustwave buys application firewall maker 

By Stephen Lawson
IDG News Service
June 22, 2010

Trustwave has acquired Breach Security for an undisclosed sum, an 
acquisition that the company said would bring Breach Security's Web 
application firewall together with Trustwave's own enterprise security 

Trustwave will continue to sell and support Breach Security's Web 
application firewall, which is designed to filter out attacks that could 
give hackers access to personal customer data and to an enterprise's 
internal systems, the company said in a press release. Trustwave will 
also add that firewall technology to the suite of programs offered 
through its SpiderLabs unit. The suite includes penetration testing, 
secure code review, incident response and software development training.

A Web application firewall combined with application penetration testing 
can offer greater protection from Web-based attacks such as SQL 
injection, which is used to exploit vulnerabilities in the database 
layer of an application, Trustwave said.

The acquisition continues a buying spree by Trustwave, based in Chicago, 
which sells products and services for compliance as well as security. 
Last September it bought Vericept, a vendor of data-loss prevention 
(DLP) technology, with an eye to better serving companies that need to 
comply with the payment card industry's Data Security Standard. 
Trustwave said it would continue to market Vericept's standalone DLP 
products. In January, Trustwave acquired encryption vendor BitArmor. 
Terms were not disclosed for either of those deals.


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