Riverbed Buys MazuPurchase Price: $25 millionWhen: JanuaryDetails: Riverbed expanded its footprint from application control into application optimization by picking up Mazu's application mapping and analysis capabilities.
The economy hardly hampered deal-making within the security vendor space this year--in fact, it may have encouraged more brash deals and fire sales as companies position themselves for economic recovery and a security and compliance environment that grows more complicated by the day. The biggest themes we at Channel Insider saw with this year's security acquisitions were grabs for SaaS capabilities, more consolidation in DLP and NAC and the big players' race for amped up web security technology. Read on for our Top 20 acquisitions of the year.
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