Threat protection company FireEye Tuesday announced it's acquiring nPulse Technologies, a privately-held maker of high-speed packet-capture, network analysis and forensics gear, for $70 million in a cash-stock deal expected to close during the second quarter.
Palo Alto Networks, known for its next-generation firewall, Monday said it is buying Israeli start-up Cyvera for about $200 million to gain access to its endpoint security product for real-time attack prevention. The deal is expected to close in a few weeks.
As more companies announce mergers, acquisitions and divestitures to survive, the orderliness of their enterprise systems is critical: The "messier" a company's systems, the harder it will be to attract potential buyers. But the more up-to-date a company's systems, the more money they'll fetch.