Wednesday, January 13, 2010

SAIC to Acquire CloudShield for Cybersecurity Solutions

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) agreed to acquire CloudShield Technologies, a supplier of carrier-grade cybersecurity and management solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Founded in 2000, CloudShield's deep packet inspection (DPI) platform and applications enable customers to inspect, analyze and control all network traffic. CloudShield's IBM BladeCenter PN41 Blade scales from 20 Gbps for a single blade to 280 Gbps for a 14-blade chassis to greater than 1 Tbps per rack. CloudShield's CS-2000 System supports a range of connectivity options at full line rates, including multiple 1-Gbps links, SONET OC-12 & OC 48 links and 10-Gbps links. The systems provides total packet visibility and real-time analysis of traffic. Customers include large network operators as well as U.S. federal government agencies. CloudShield is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

SAIC said the acquisition will enhance its cybersecurity offerings. CloudShield will join SAIC's Intelligence and Information Solutions Business Unit, part of SAIC's Intelligence, Security and Technology Group led by Stu Shea.

"As the technological landscape becomes more complex, our customers need to identify new ways to manage high-bandwidth IP-based data services. The increasing demands of file sharing, steaming videos and other services on existing infrastructure are driving the sales of our solutions," said Matt Jones, CEO of CloudShield. "We are pleased to become a part of SAIC, combining technologies, services and expertise that will enable us to develop more robust solutions for current and future customers."

The acquisition is expected to close by mid-February 2010.

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