Trustwave Buys Application Security, Inc.

Trustwave today announced the acquisition of data security provider Application Security, Inc. (AppSecInc). Terms of the deal were not disclosed (h/t Help Net Security).

According to Trustwave, AppSecInc’s automated database security scanning technologies will strengthen Trustwave’s ability to help its customers protect high-value data, reduce security risks, and achieve compliance with mandates and regulations.

Trustwave says it will continue to develop and support AppSecInc’s DbProtect and AppDetectivePRO products, and will integrate the products into its own product portfolio.

“Attacks from cybercriminals, malicious insiders and other threats have increased the spotlight on the security of high-value data and the importance of protecting it no matter where it lives or where it’s going,” Trustwave chairman and CEO Robert J. McCullen said in a statement. “Disparate products and manual tools and processes just can’t keep up with the pace of today’s threats. By joining forces with Application Security, Trustwave can help customers strengthen security across their environment — from the network, applications, Web, and down to the data itself — so they can more effectively fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risks.”

Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman has been a technology journalist for more than 20 years and an eSecurity Planet contributor since 2009.

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