Complementary business bought

Third Brigade acquires OSSEC, an open-source security project similar to the Ottawa company’s host intrusion detection and prevention system. The purchase gives the Ottawa company ownership of all OSSEC trademarks, the OSSEC.net domain, website and website content and all OSSEC-related copyrights. Third Brigade reports it also Third%20Brigade.jpghired, as principal researcher for OSSEC development, Daniel Cid, the project’s creator and primary developer. “OSSEC is a very successful open source security project, and there are many organizations that are requesting enterprise-calibre support for their OSSEC deployments,” says Third Brigade CEO Wael Mohamed. “Like Third Brigade, OSSEC is committed to delivering best-of-breed, host-based security controls for multi-platform, enterprise server environments. Together, we will ensure the continued success of this thriving open source community through dedicated resources and extended support.” Begun in 2003, OSSEC is a multi-platform, scalable host-based intrusion detection system currently providing security controls for users in some 40 countries, including two of the largest US commercial banks and more than 150 universities and colleges. No financial terms of the deal were released.

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