Imperva acquires the beginning of database safety jSonar


Cyber ​​security giant Imperva will acquire jSonar, a database security startup that recently received $ 50 million from Goldman Sachs.

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition of jSonar, which provides security and compliance for databases on premises or in the cloud, will strengthen Imperva's data security business. Under the contract, jSonar founder Ron Bennatan will move to Imperva to head the new data security department.

Imperva provides enterprise security, including distributed denial-of-service attacks, to more than 6,200 organizations. Earlier this year, the company acquired Distil Networks and added bot protection to its security plan.

"Companies have shifted their focus from compliance to data security while demanding lower costs and more measurable benefits," said Pam Murphy, Imperva General Manager. "This combination of two uniquely qualified pioneers will signal a new approach to data security that will focus on ease of use and value, and will sustainably and fully address three initiatives businesses need to implement – security, compliance and data protection."

Last year the private equity firm Thoma Bravo bought Imperva for $ 2.1 billion to take the company private.

The acquisition of Imperva-jSonar is expected to be completed in mid-October.