Sophos beefs up on online security, acquires Dutch security software firm SurfRight for $31.8 million

Sophos, the Oxford, UK-based network security giant, has acquired SurfRight, a small Dutch company that specialises in security software for the Windows platform. Sophos coughed up $31.8 million in cash for the acquisition of SurfRight, and will retain all of its employees and the company’s office in Hengelo, The Netherlands. Founded in 2006 and self-reportedly […]

Spirent acquires Welsh WiFi monitoring and benchmarking company Epitiro

Spirent, the California-based company that specialises in verification, analytics and device intelligence solutions, has acquired Epitiro, a Welsh company that offers quality monitoring and benchmarking solutions for WiFi and ethernet connections. That makes sense: service providers and enterprises increasingly rely on WiFi to provide users with HQ voice, video and data services and access to […]

Cisco buys London-based collaboration software firm Acano for $700 million in cash

Cisco will acquire Acano, a privately-held company based in London that provides collaboration infrastructure and conferencing software, for $700 million in cash and assumed equity awards, plus additional retention-based incentives for Acano employees who join the American IT giant. Acano’s hardware and software includes gateways, and video and audio bridging technology that allows customers to […]

French HR software company Talentsoft raises €25 million from (only) Goldman Sachs

Talentsoft, one of Europe’s leading companies for cloud-based HR software solutions, has raised 25 million euros in a round exclusively led by Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division. That’s just south of the 29 million euros in revenue the software company expects to generate this year. Talentsoft, which has its headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris, France, […]

Spanish location data visualisation startup CartoDB scores $23m in growth funding from Accel, Salesforce and others

CartoDB, the Madrid/New York-based startup that specialises in location data analysis and visualisation software, has secured $23 million in Series B funding to support its international growth. The round was led by new investor Accel Partners, with participation from Salesforce Ventures and prior backers Earlybird Ventures and Kibo Ventures, and brings the total capital raised […]