EMC's RSA security hardware/software unit is buying Aveksa, a developer of tools for...

|By:, SA News Editor
EMC's RSA security hardware/software unit is buying Aveksa, a developer of tools for managing/controlling access to corporate apps and data, whether on-premise or in the cloud. EMC touts Aveksa's ability to help automate decisions on app/data access based on business context, and its ability to complement RSA's efforts to dynamically set security policies. Both software firms such as Symantec, and next-gen firewall vendors such as Palo Alto Networks, have also been developing tools for managing app access. Sources tell the Times of India the deal's price was above $225M. RSA's sales rose 12% Y/Y in Q1 to $232.3M.