Forcepoint acquires Bitglass to bolster its SASE architecture

Forcepoint CEO - Manny Revilo

Cloud cybersecurity leader Forcepoint is continuing its M&A spree this year with its latest acquisition of Silicon Valley startup, Bitglass.

Bitglass delivers a cloud-native security service edge (SSE) platform that secures access to and usage of information as organisations undergo transitioning to the cloud.

Forcepoint plans to use the platform to complement its data-first secure access service edge (SASE) architecture.

The expectation is that this move...

Zoom and Five9 back out of $14.7bn acquisition deal

Video conferencing giant Zoom has abandoned its bid to buy cloud software provider Five9 as part of a $14.7 billion (£10.8bn) deal announced in July.

The collapse of the deal comes just weeks after the US Department of Justice dialled up its investigation of the acquisition due to national security concerns.

Following a shareholder meeting organised by Five9, both companies decided to cancel the deal after a majority of investors opposed continuing with the...