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Masergy Acquires Global DataGuard

The acquisition will broaden Masergy's managed security portfolio
The acquisition will broaden Masergy's managed security portfolio

The acquisition will broaden Masergy's managed security portfolio with advanced persistent threat management and adaptive network behavioral analysis through technology that leverages machine learning and expert human intelligence.

“Cyber-attacks are only going to become more intense and sophisticated – it’s a new battlefield,” said Masergy CEO Chris MacFarland, in a statement. “The acquisition of Global DataGuard uniquely positions Masergy to deliver solutions engineered to address these advanced persistent threats."

With the acquisition, Masergy’s security-as-a-service suite also adds comprehensive enterprise security solutions, including the Unified Enterprise Security product and a range of professional services, including comprehensive security audits, forensic audits, compliance testing, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments and risk management.

Unified Enterprise Security provides a system architecture designed to support cloud, on-premise and hybrid IT environments. The 100% passive modular solution overlays, complements and unifies a business’s existing security investment with a range of options like round-the-clock monitoring and reporting by certified security analysts, adaptive, predictive network behavioral analysis, advanced persistent threat management, vulnerability management, security threat intelligence dashboard; security information and event management, intrusion detection and prevention, and managed firewall and intelligent Internet management.

According to Transparency Research, the managed security market was valued at $9.249 billon in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 24.127 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 15.4% from 2013 - 2019. The market growth is driven by increased demand for applications such as network security and confidentiality services, the firm said, and cloud-based managed security service is seen as an emerging market and is expected to drive market growth in the near future.

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