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12/9/2019
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10 Notable Cybersecurity Acquisitions of 2019, Part 2

As mergers and acquisitions continued to shape the security industry throughout 2019, these deals were most significant.
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VMware Buys Carbon Black

VMware offered $2.1 billion to buy endpoint security vendor Carbon Black in August. The deal is considered by many security experts to be among the most significant this year.

"VMware is so focused on the cloud that I think it's natural for them to want to bring on a security [company] to accelerate people's journey to the cloud," says Thomas.

At a time when organizations are grappling with too many security tools and not enough people to handle them, many are seeking new ways to maximize efficiency in their existing products.

"All these things are creating sort of an inflection point in the security market," says Nick Lantuh, president and CEO at Fidelis Cybersecurity. "There's a desire to have more visibility from a holistic standpoint," and work with security vendors that are more strategic in their platform. The trend is moving away from buying several "best of breed" point products and toward investing in fewer, more comprehensive security tools.

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