VeriSign / iDEFENSE

VeriSign, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent infrastructure services for the Internet and telecommunications networks, today announced that it has acquired Reston, VA-based security intelligence firm iDEFENSE for approximately $40 million in cash.

iDEFENSE is a leader in providing comprehensive, actionable intelligence regarding network-based security threats and vulnerabilities to the world's largest financial services firms, government agencies, retailers and other large enterprises. The company's multi-lingual network of more than 200 research contributors in over 30 countries offers early and unique insight into the cyber underground and previously unknown software vulnerabilities. The iDEFENSE research product portfolio includes iAlert Daily Delivery and FLASH Reports, Weekly Threat Reports and Focused Intelligence Reports that customers use to modify security infrastructure and respond to threats on a real-time basis.

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