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CA Technologies acquires US IT security company

CA Southern Africa has announced the acquisition of Arcot Systems Inc by CA Technologies (Nasdaq:CA) for $200 million.

According to Ugan Naidoo, MD Security, CA Southern Africa, the acquisition

of Arcot ‚ a leader in cloud authentication – adds visionary technology for

fraud prevention and advanced authentication to CA Technologies leading

Identity and Access Management (IAM) offerings.

‚Arcot solutions ‚ delivered as on-premises software or as a cloud service ‚

also builds on CA’s cloud security strategy and helps accelerate the

company’s delivery of IAM solutions as a comprehensive service from the

cloud,‚ says Naidoo.

He adds that controlling identities and access to information is a critical

area of security.

‚The combination of Arcot’s software-only approach to advanced

authentication and fraud prevention and our CA SiteMinder portfolio gives

our customers robust and flexible options for reducing risk, supporting

regulatory compliance and confidently securing business transactions,‚

Naidoo concludes.

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