Sunday, August 19, 2012

General Dynamics to Acquire Fidelis Security Systems

General Dynamics agreed to acquire Fidelis Security Systems, a supplier of cyber security tools that provide real-time network visibility, analysis and control. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Fidelis Security Systems supplies a platform for real-time session-level visibility, analysis, and control for bi-directional communications. The solution help customers stop advanced threats and prevent data breaches by providing visibility into the complex layers of a network, exposing malicious content in real-time. The company employs approximately 70 people at locations in�Waltham, Mass., and�Bethesda, Md.

"The acquisition of Fidelis Security Systems allows General Dynamics to continue to deliver relevant and innovative cyber security solutions that help customers maintain the edge to successfully address and respond to dynamic cyber threats," said�Lou Von Thaer, president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.�

"Being prepared and having the right intelligence and technologies is critical for organizations to mitigate and respond to cyber threats in real time," said�Peter George, president and chief executive officer for Fidelis Security Systems. "The combination of Fidelis Security Systems' products and General Dynamics' cyber services and incident response capabilities will strengthen our customers' ability to achieve situational awareness to protect and defend their networks."

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