Frost & Sullivan Network Security Bulletin - Trustwave acquires Breach Security

Published: 8 Jul 2010


On June 22, 2010, Trustwave announced its acquisition of Breach Security. With Breach Security specializing in web application firewall (WAF) technology, this acquisition enables Trustwave with the ability to strengthen their current services. As apposed to developing WAF technology of their own, Trustwave is bringing in a reputable company with expertise in the WAF technology field.

Frost & Sullivan Opinion

This acquisition is a smart, strategic move for Trustwave. Currently, its SpiderLabs security team provides services, such as penetration testing and secure code review. Though this service provides optimal protection for customers, the addition of WAF will only strengthen the defense provided. Frost & Sullivan believes that this acquisition will bring favorable attention to Trustwave for its efforts in continually improving its services for its clients.

Breach Security brings reputable product and services

Instead of developing their own WAF technology, as other application security companies do, Trustwave's acquisition of Breach Security is an interesting strategic decision. Instead of going through development and testing stages to create a Trustwave WAF, acquiring Breach Security positions Trustwave to not only gain existing Breach clients but also offer its customers a proven product with a good reputation in the industry. In addition to supporting Breach Security's WAF technology, Trustwave will continue to support ModSecurity, which has been maintained by Breach Security. ModSecurity is an open source web application firewall that provides protection from a range of attacks against web applications. This serves as an example of Trustwave's commitment to offer its clients the best defense available and support innovative technologies.

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