EMC acquires security firm Aveska

8 Jul 2013

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Data storage firm EMC has acquired Aveksa Inc, a security company that specialises in identity and access management (IAM), for an undisclosed sum.

Aveska is now operating within EMC’s RSA security division as part of its Identity Trust Management product group.

The deal is expected to help RSA deliver solutions to identity and access management challenges across the enterprise, cloud and mobile.

“Today’s enterprises face significant challenges around identity and access management. The adoption of cloud-based IT infrastructures and the pervasive use of mobile means that security organisations are being asked to secure and provide access to assets they don’t own, manage, or control,” said Art Coviello, RSA executive chairman and executive vice-president, EMC Corporation.

“Without the deep intelligence able to provide insight into what users should and should not have access to, traditional tools that simply automate IAM leave organisations exposed to the risk of excessive privilege, data breaches and regulatory non-compliance. Together, RSA and Aveksa see tremendous opportunity to help our customers overcome these IAM challenges.”

Vick Vaishnavi, CEO of Aveksa Corp, said that together with RSA, the company can continue its journey to adaptive identity management that addresses today’s “ever-evolving access challenges”.

“We will continue to provide our customers and the broader market with best-in-class solutions that reduce business risk and enable efficient operations,” Vaishnavi said.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic