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Ivanti Acquires Vulnerability Management Software Company RiskSense

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Ivanti, an IT asset and service management software solutions provider, has acquired RiskSense for vulnerability management software capabilities. Financial details were not disclosed.

This is M&A deal number 476 that MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E have covered thus far in 2021. See all technology M&A deals for 2021 and 2020 listed here. Also, we've tracked more than 60 MSSP mergers and acquisitions here.

Ivanti, backed by private equity firms Clearlake Capital & TA Associates, has been active in the M&A market. Earlier Ivanti acquisitions include buying MobileIron and Pulse Secure for unified endpoint management (UEM) & mobile endpoint security.

Ivanti and RiskSense Address Patch Management

RiskSense's vulnerability management and prioritization capabilities will tuck into the Ivanti Neurons for Patch Intelligence automation platform, the buyer says.

With the acquisition, Neurons users can leverage Ivanti and RiskSense capabilities to gain a holistic view of security vulnerabilities and exposures and act quickly to remediate them, Ivanti CEO Jim Schaper stated. They also can leverage these capabilities to access vulnerability intelligence and uncover ways to reduce their attack surface and risk of data breaches.

RiskSense offers the following security products:

  • Application Security and Threat Correlation: Allows an organization to scan application data to locate code exposures and prioritize remediation.
  • Risk-Based Vulnerability Management: Provides insights into vulnerability exposure points across an organization's attack surface, infrastructure, applications and development frameworks.
  • Vulnerability Knowledge Base: Delivers vulnerability research from security analysts and threat hunters.

RiskSense also offers a cloud-based platform that provides risk-based scoring, analytics and penetration testing, the company said. The platform helps organizations identify and remediate security weaknesses.

Ivanti Neurons Security Focus

Meanwhile, organizations can use Neurons for endpoint management, zero trust security and service management, Ivanti noted. In doing so, they can help their employees securely access and manage IT applications and data from any location, the company says.

Ivanti has 8,000 partners and 40 million devices under management, the company says.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.