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Fortinet Completes Bradford Networks Purchase

NAC and security firm added to Fortinet's portfolio.

Fortinet has completed its purchase of Bradford Networks, a network security visibility and automation company. Financial details of the purchase were not disclosed.

Bradford Networks Network Sentry's product automates a security response to malicious events and has previous integration into the Fortinet Fortigate framework.

In a statement accompanying news of the purchase, Fortinet CEO Ken Xie noted that the integration provides "continuous visibility, micro-segmentation and access control technology" for large enterprise networks.

Bradford Networks CEO Rob Scott, in a statement concerning the purchase, noted that the two companies' products could have an impact on difficult security environments, "…such as critical infrastructure — power, oil and gas and manufacturing."

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6/6/2018 | 8:56:55 AM
Cheaper to Buy than to Build
It seems like this will continue to be on ongoing trend of acquisitions. Working in a shop that has performed both, in the long run it seems like acquisition will typcially be the most cost effective way of diversifying the company portfolio.
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