July 20, 2016
According to Crunchbase data.
Like so many other startup sectors, cybersecurity is often a game of mergers and acquisitions. So who has got the biggest appetite?
Matt Suiche, a French hacker and cybersecurity entrepreneur, recently parsed the numbers to determine which companies lead the pack in terms of purchases. Suiche’s post on Medium used data sourced from Crunchbase, a site that tracks venture capital and other deals.
“I wrote some scripts to parse the data and extract what I wanted,” he told Fortune. “Since my main focus is security, I thought, Let’s have a look at the market.”
With two dozen cybersecurity acquisitions under its belt, Cisco CSCO -0.29% put its rivals to shame. Some of the networking giant’s recent buys included the cloud software security startup CloudLock for about $293 million last month, the network monitoring firm Lancope for more than $453 million in October, and the Internet security company for $635 million OpenDNS about a year ago.