New CA Acquisition to Beef Up Vendor’s Data Loss Prevention Capabilities

CA, Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire New York-based Orchestria Corporation, a leading provider of data loss prevention (DLP) technology. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

CA will develop and sell Orchestria's information-centric DLP product in the rapidly growing DLP market. It also plans to transform the way organizations think about DLP, identity management and information security overall. Organizations and auditors need to know who has access to data and what they can do with it at a role or user level. "The Orchestria DLP technology helps protect and control organizational information, whether it's customer data, employee data, intellectual property or even a simple spreadsheet or Word document," Lina Liberti, vice president for CA Security Management, tells 5 Minute Briefing. "It's a natural complement to CA's Identity and Access Management technologies, which help manage users' identities and their access to servers, mainframes, applications, Web sites and Web applications."

By using Orchestria's DLP technology with CA identity and access management solutions, organizations will now be able to consolidate and strengthen their security postures by including information-centric policies in the process of centrally managing users and roles, and their access throughout the enterprise.

Orchestria's DLP technology complements CA's server protection capabilities and helps secure an organization's information in all states-in motion, at rest or at the endpoint-to help prevent data breaches and support privacy and compliance initiatives. "With DLP and IAM [Identity and Access Management] technologies combined, customers can now control who has access to what information and what they can do with that data once they access it," according to Liberti.

The combination empowers CA and Orchestria customers to control access to data and set policies on how that data can be used based on a user's identity and role. CA says it expects to retain nearly all of Orchestria's employees, and the deal is expected to close by the end of the month.

This is the third security-related acquisition CA has made in the past three months as part of its strategy to deliver integrated, end-to-end identity and access management-related technologies for its customers. CA in November acquired Eurekify and in October it acquired IDFocus. For more information, visit the CA website. For more information on Orchestria, go here.