CA on Monday acquired advanced authentication and fraud prevention player Arcot Systems Inc. in a $200 million cash deal. Arcot's software is available both as a cloud service or deployed on-premise. CA plans to combine Arcot's technology with its CA SiteMinder portfolio will enable CA to offer advanced capabilities for customers to reduce risk, support regulatory compliance and confidently secure business transactions.
CA's acquisition of Arcot , CA said, will give partners the ability to offer advanced authentication as a cloud service, or resell it.
Arcot, Sunnyvale, Calif., also fall in line with CA's cloud computing security strategy, which will extend its existing on-premise Identity and Access Management (IAM) offerings into the cloud. The goal for CA is to handle security to the cloud, for the cloud and from the cloud. The Arcot buy takes the from the cloud portion.