Digital Guardian Acquires Code Green Networks

Digital Guardian Acquires Code Green Networks

October 6, 2015

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Waltham, Mass. – October 6, 2015 – Digital Guardian, the only endpoint security platform purpose- built to stop data theft, has acquired Code Green Networks, a provider of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions for the network, cloud and mobile devices.

Code Green Networks’ TrueDLP™ solution is comprised of Network DLP, Discovery DLP and Cloud DLP, and locates sensitive data resting on databases and network servers, including data in the cloud. Founded in 2004 in Sunnyvale, Calif., privately held Code Green Networks helps enterprises protect and manage regulated and other sensitive digital information. TrueDLP is an all-in-one, appliance-based solution that has been heralded by industry analysts for its simplicity and affordability. The last Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention found “solution cost, ease of use, available features and time to implement are key buying considerations for Code Green Networks.” Code Green Networks has also developed a strong strategic partnership program by offering tightly integrated solutions with other IT security leaders, including Blue Coat Systems®, which enables organizations to address their data security compliance requirements more efficiently and effectively.

With this acquisition, Digital Guardian becomes the only security company exclusively focused on protecting customers’ most valuable data at the endpoint, on the network and in the cloud from both insider threats and outside hackers. The combination of Digital Guardian and Code Green Network will ultimately provide organizations with one data protection policy administered by a single management console and enforced regardless of where the data is located or how it is accessed. The combined solution will also provide:

Comprehensive data protection for the network, endpoint, cloud and mobile devices

Advanced data protection from threats originating inside or outside an organization

Data discovery for endpoints, network, servers and in the cloud

Context and fingerprint-based data classification for structured and unstructured data

TrueDLP is generally available today, and will continue to be sold as a separate solution until it is fully integrated into the Digital Guardian Data Protection Platform. In addition, the acquisition provides Digital Guardian with enhanced threat intelligence, deep packet inspection and wider visibility across the network, significantly strengthening its Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) capabilities.

Executive Perspective

Ken Levine, president and chief executive officer, Digital Guardian

“Our mission is to provide ubiquitous data protection. Data that is safeguarded regardless of the threat actor, data type and the system, application, or device used to access it. Our acquisition of Code Green Networks represents a significant advancement in that mission, and following on the heels of our Armor5 and Savant Protection acquisitions, it better positions us to meet the wider data protection and cybersecurity needs of enterprises. Code Green Networks has a long tradition of innovation, and its TrueDLP network and cloud solution is the ideal complement to our own endpoint DLP and threat detection and response offerings.”

Mark Menke, chief technology officer and principal architect, Code Green Networks

“Since its inception, Code Green Networks has sought to make data loss prevention easy to use and affordable. The current solution fits a clear market need; however, we see where the future of data protection is headed. We now work in borderless environments which has changed the threats to sensitive data dramatically. Digital Guardian recognized early that the next generation DLP solution has to protect sensitive data from all threats. We believe in Ken’s mission and we’re pleased to now be part of the team that will make ubiquitous data protection a reality.”

Garrett Bekker, senior analyst, enterprise security at 451 Research

“With the rapid pace of data theft incidents showing no signs of slowing, it’s becoming imperative that companies have a sound data security strategy in place. With the acquisition of Code Green Networks, Digital Guardian has taken another big step forward. The combination of Digital Guardian’s proven endpoint security solution with Code Green Networks’ network-based DLP and advanced discovery capabilities for both on-premise and cloud-based resources will enable Digital Guardian to provide one of the most comprehensive system and data protection solutions on the market.”


About Digital Guardian


Digital Guardian is the only data-aware security platform designed to stop data theft. The Digital Guardian platform performs across traditional endpoints, mobile devices and cloud applications to make it easier to see and stop all threats to sensitive data. For more than 10 years, it has enabled data-rich organizations to protect their most valuable assets with an on premise deployment or an outsourced managed security program (MSP). Digital Guardian’s unique data awareness and transformative endpoint visibility, combined with behavioral threat detection and response, enables you to protect data without slowing the pace of your business. To learn more please visit:



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