Tuesday, September 17, 2013

F5 Networks Acquires Versafe for Real-time Threat Detection

F5 Networks agreed to acquire Versafe, a start-up specializing in web anti-fraud, anti-phishing, and anti-malware solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Versafe, which is based in Tel Aviv Israel, offers advanced web and mobile protection solutions that are combined with its Security Operations Center.  The SOC is set up to quickly identify new malware types and new attack vectors, and works with customers to address these issues and incidents in real-time.

F5 said Versafe's technology offers a natural extension to itssecurity, access, and mobile solutions. F5’s Application Delivery Firewall solution benefits from new fraud, phishing, and malware protection. F5’s Identity and Access Management solution gains the ability to protect access credentials from being stolen by malware on the user’s device. F5’s Mobile Application and Device Management solution benefits from the ability to better protect business-to-consumer applications. Versafe has been an F5 Technology Alliance Partner with integration through F5’s iRules technology.

“The acquisition supports F5’s vision and commitment to provide our customers with secure access to data and applications from any location; from any device,” said Karl Triebes, EVP of Product Development and CTO at F5. “Web applications are under increasing attack, which can lead to the theft of intellectual property, money, sensitive data and identity. Versafe provides comprehensive, real-time detection and protection for every user, every device and every browser.”