DigitalStakeout Acquires Atlanta-based ScannerX

April 4, 2005
Vulnerability management service provider acquires network security company

DigitalStakeout, a leading provider of vulnerability managements services, announced today it has completed the asset and technology acquisition of ScannerX, an Atlanta-based company best known for its pioneering online vulnerability scanning and assessment services, which allow network administrators to get a hacker's perspective of their network. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Today's move is poised to strengthen and broaden DigitalStakeout's commitment to providing world-class vulnerability management services to the mid-market by incorporating DigitalStakeout's existing web-based assessment service, ThreatPortal VMSTM , with ScannerX's, Nessus based, open-source vulnerability assessment scanning engine.

"This acquisition represents an important strategic move for DigitalStakeout," said Mike Pearson, CEO of DigitalStakeout. "It is a classic example of the consolidation seen lately in the network security services industry. The security space continues to move away from point products to more dynamic solutions from vendors like DigitalStakeout."

Pearson added, over the last year, there has been wide-spread prevalence of intrusion prevention technologies. He believes the root cause of all security problems is the fact that you have a system that is vulnerable, and even though you are deploying technology as stop-gap measures such as IPS technology -- you are still not identifying and fixing the root cause. That belief is the methodology behind DigitalStakeout's Vulnerability Management Service (Threat Portal VMS).

As a result of this acquisition, DigitalStakeout's industry-leading services will allow companies with or without a dedicated security staff the ability to identify, prioritize and monitor new vulnerabilities, so that the staff can incorporate protection policies into their back-end processes and procedures.