Blue Coat Systems Inc. is buying Solera Networks, a network security company.
Solera, headquartered in South Jordan, Utah, provides data security intelligence and analytics to protect networks from threats. The company also developed “Solera DeepSee,” which provides security analytics and forensic services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The deal adds analytics and forensic capabilities to Blue Coat, which develops network security for businesses. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Blue Coat, after the acquisition is complete, should be able to proactively block threats and identify, respond and recover data.
The network security sector has seen several deals in May, including Vista Equity Partners’ purchase of online security provider Websense Inc. (Nasdaq: WBSN), for about $1 billion, and McAfee’s agreement to pay $389 million for Stonesoft Oyj (Nasdaq OMX Helsinki: SFT1V), a network firewall product maker.