Raytheon expands cybersecurity capabilities
Raytheon has expanded its cybersecurity capabilities with the acquisition of Pikewerks Corporation, a privately held company, for an undisclosed amount. Raytheon made the announcement in a 5 December 2011 statement.
The acquisition of Pikewerks will extend Raytheon's capabilities to defend against sophisticated cybersecurity threats facing customers in the intelligence community, Department of Defence and commercial organisations. According to the company, the new capabilities will include a particular emphasis on insider threat protection, software protection and forensics.
Two high-demand Pikewerks products are Electronic Armor, an anti-exploitation software tool that protects executable files; and Second Look, a software capability for live, in-memory forensic analysis of operating systems. Pikewerks brings one of the industry's largest repositories of kernel-level engineering talent on the Linux Operating System.
Pikewerks is based in Madison, Ala., with offices in Alexandria, Va., Seattle and San Antonio. Pikewerks' founder and President Sandy Ring, and CEO Michael Ring, will remain with the company.