6. Proofpoint Acquires Wombat Security Technologies
Purchase Price: $225 Million
Proofpoint in March provided the industry's first-ever integration of market-leading protection and awareness offerings through its purchase of Wombat Security Technologies.
The Sunnyvale, California-based vendor said the deal would allow it to fuse its advanced threat protection capabilities with Pittsburgh-based Wombat's real-time phishing simulation and cybersecurity awareness and training. This combination should provide enterprises with highly accurate insights into their employees' vulnerability to the real phishing attacks targeting them every day, the company said.
Wombat stood out thanks to the breadth of its capabilities, its industry-leading technology, and its proximity to research hub Carnegie Mellon University, according to Proofpoint. The company looked into some options over the past two years, and was excited about Wombat's capabilities and its ability to fit into the company's business operations.