Acquired technology to be merged into Imperva’s platform for tighter app, API controls
Redwood Shores, California-based threat management firm Imperva this week announced the acquisition of Distil Networks, a provider of security solutions that defend against automated attacks.
The Lowdown: The deal brings to Imperva a comprehensive bot management solution that can identify and respond to machine-driven attacks on applications or APIs no matter where they’re deployed, officials said.
The Details: Imperva plans to fold the Distil anti-bot technology into its existing security stack to give users a more comprehensive, layered solution to protect cloud applications and APIs, officials said.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Buzz: “Distil Networks is a globally recognized leader in automated attack mitigation, and this deal perfectly aligns with our vision of delivering best-in-class cybersecurity solutions that protect businesses throughout their cloud journey,” said Chris Hylen, CEO of Imperva. “We believe Imperva and Distil Networks will create the most comprehensive security platform on the market, and we’re excited to make this available to our customers worldwide.”
“Bots are an evolving attack vector that has become a threat to all organizations, no matter the size or location,” said Tiffany Olson Kleeman, CEO of Distil Networks. “We have been leading the charge to find solutions to better understand, detect, and mitigate automated attacks since 2011. Today’s announcement serves as a testament to the ingenuity and dedication of Distil Networks’ team over the past eight years to solve this problem for our customers. We are excited to enter into a new chapter with a company that shares our passion for protecting critical business applications and delivering best-in-class security solutions for all customers.”