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General Dynamics expands cyber portfolio

21st August 2012 - 08:59 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


General Dynamics has announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to acquire Fidelis Security Systems, a ‘market leader’ in cyber security tools that provide real-time network visibility, analysis and control. General Dynamics announced the move, for an undisclosed amount, 20 August 2012.

According to General Dynamics, the acquisition has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies, and the transaction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2012.

Fidelis Security Systems' network security solutions help customers stop advanced threats and prevent data breaches by providing visibility into the complex layers of a network, exposing malicious content in real-time. The company’s products will complement and enhance General Dynamics' cyber operations and incident response services, allowing customers to detect, defend and react to cyber threats and network breaches.

John Jolly, vice president and general manager for the Cyber Systems Division of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, commented: ‘Every enterprise is susceptible to increasingly frequent, sophisticated and hard-to-detect cyber threats and attacks. The integration of General Dynamics' existing cyber defence and forensic capabilities with Fidelis Security Systems' products allows our customers to better combat advanced threats and protect their networks through real-time situational awareness.’

Fidelis Security Systems will become part of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a provider of end-to-end intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions across all domains. 

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