Finnish security firm F-Secure has acquired Danish vulnerability assessment and security consultancy nSense, saying the addition will allow the company to move into new markets and strengthen its existing offerings.
No financial information was given on the deal but F-Secure said the technology threat landscape is evolving, and the purchase puts the firm in a better position to serve its customers.
Great day - Welcome to @FSecure, nSense team. Increase in cyberattacks made us move faster with M&A for European cybersecurity leadership.— Christian Fredrikson (@CFredrikson) June 2, 2015
"Information security threats are becoming more stealthy, sophisticated and complex, and we need to be able to provide services that help our customers prevent potential threats becoming security incidents," said F-Secure chief executive Christian Fredrikson.
"nSense's cyber security products and services help us expand into new industry segments and strengthen our capabilities to address the attack detection and prevention needs of enterprises.
"Adding their expertise to our own will allow us to develop new cyber security products, and we look forward to providing these to our customers to address their current and future security needs."
F-Secure has today acquired the best vulnerability assessment company in Northern Europe: nSense! Welcome! https://t.co/srsNioSVMX— Mikko Hypponen (@mikko) June 2, 2015
nSense is an enterprise-facing security consultancy with customers in the financial, service provider, gaming and government sectors, and has a long-standing relationship with F-secure.
"Becoming a part of F-Secure gives us the possibility to grow and expand to new markets much more quickly while we benefit from each other's technical know-how and intelligence," added nSense chief executive Jens Thonke.
"We have worked with F-Secure for a long time and know each other well. We join their fellowship knowing they share our passion for security and digital freedom."
Together the firms will hope to tackle the increasing number of threats targeting enterprises, including hacking, malware and data theft.
F-Secure recently protected Apple Mac OS X and Kindle Fire users from digital surveillance with an updated version of its Freedome VPN.
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