The rise in data breaches and ransomware attacks is making businesses and government agencies reassess their cybsersecurity efforts and creating attractive deal opportunities in the sector. A number of strategic buyers including Honeywell, Open Text and Symantec are looking for acquisitions in the data security space to protect everything from mobile devices to e-mails.

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) recognizes that making Norton antiviruses is longer enough web security. In 2017, the Mountain View, California-based company announced plans to buy Fireglass for undisclosed terms.

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