Trustwave Acquires Application Security, Inc.

Trustwave has acquired data security provider Application Security, Inc. The company’s automated database security scanning technologies strengthen Trustwave’s ability to help organizations protect high-value data, reduce security risks and achieve compliance with mandates and regulations.

Application Security, Inc. provides security software for relational databases and big data stores—helping businesses and government agencies uncover critical configuration mistakes, access control issues, missing patches, or any toxic combination of settings that could lead to denial-of-service attacks, unauthorized data modification and data breaches.

Trustwave said it will continue to develop, support and offer both Application Security, Inc. products, DbProtect and AppDetectivePRO, and will integrate and use those products throughout the Trustwave portfolio of information security, compliance management and threat intelligence offerings. 

According to Trustwave, the acquisition deepens Trustwave’s data and advanced threat protection capabilities, augmenting Trustwave’s existing managed security services and extending protection of data and management of threats across endpoints, networks, applications and databases. In addition, Application Security, Inc. will enrichTrustwave compliance auditing and management services by streamlining and automating the process of testing and monitoring databases so that businesses can improve the way they address the requirements of regulations and mandates including PCI DSS, HIPAA and SOX. Application Security, Inc. wil also improve Trustwave’s penetration testing and vulnerability management services, with additional database scanning and testing capabilities.

Founded in 2002, Application Security, Inc. wasa privately-held company headquartered in New York and the acquisition has closed, and financial terms were not disclosed.

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