Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

IBM Purchases Israeli Cybersecurity Company

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

IBM Purchases Israeli Cybersecurity Company

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International Business Machines purchased the Israeli cybersecurity company, Trusteer, helping IBM add another layer against hackers.

As part of the transaction, IBM is opening a software lab in Israel that will focus on mitigating security threats in software. The lab will bring in more than 200 Trusteer and IBM researchers and developers, according to IBM's press release.

IBM did not disclose how much Trusteer cost, but Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist puts the cost at more than $800 million, according to Tech Crunch.

"The way organizations protect data is quickly evolving," says Trusteer's chief executive officer Mickey Boodaei in IBM's press release. "Trusteer has helped."

Seven of the top 10 US banks currently use Trusteer software to secure accounts against fraud and cyberattacks.

This Thursday statement comes the day after IBM announced its cloud-computing contract deal with the US Department of the Interior, which will be able to tap into IBM's Smart Cloud for government, hosted at the IBM Federal Data Center. …

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