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5 Things To Know About Dell’s $2.08 Billion Plan To Sell RSA Security

Michael Novinson

From Dell’s security-focused M&A to changes in RSA’s valuation to STG’s cybersecurity footprint, here are five of the most important things to know about RSA moving into the hands of private equity.

4. The Deal Includes Both RSA’s Product And Event Assets

The deal not only gives STG ownership of RSA’s four distinct product lines, but also control over the RSA Conference, which is the world’s largest cybersecurity event. The conference drew more than 42,500 people and 700 vendors to San Francisco’s Moscone Center in March 2019, and the 2020 edition of the show is slated for next week.

The RSA Conference began in 1991 as a small cryptography conference and has grown over the decades to cover all things security, featuring keynotes along the way from people like former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. The conference has also added a smaller annual multi-day conference in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as one-day events in a handful of locations globally.

From a product standpoint, RSA’s offerings span the gamut and include: RSA Archer for governance, risk and compliance; RSA NetWitness for security incident event management and threat detection and response; RSA SecurID for identity and access management; and RSA Fraud & Risk Intelligence.

 
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