McAfee has completed its previously announced acquisition of Skyhigh Networks, which will become part of the McAfee Cloud Security Business Unit.
Skyhigh Networks pioneered the cloud access security broker (CASB) market segment. With this technology, McAfee can offer a cloud portfolio that addresses the three primary challenges of managing multi-cloud environments—visibility into networks, workloads and data, advanced threat protection and pervasive data protection.
“Today’s announcement marks a new milestone for the future of our company,” said Chris Young, CEO McAfee. “With two industry leaders coming together under one company, we will make cybersecurity an enabler to the transformative power of our digital age. We are focused on securing customers from their devices to the cloud, giving customers access to market-leading capabilities in the architectural control points that matter most.”
The companies will continue their channel-friendly strategy for sales.
“As Optiv’s clients continue migrating at an exceptional pace to cloud environments, they need support to make clarity out of the chaos to better secure their cloud data,” said John Turner, senior director, cloud security for McAfee partner Optiv. “CASB technologies are a critical part of any cloud security strategy, and we’re pleased to see one of our key partners, McAfee, expand their product portfolio by acquiring a CASB leader like Skyhigh Networks. These technologies are a critical piece of Optiv’s comprehensive suite of solutions and services that help organizations remove complexity and maximize protection while optimizing their investments.”