EMC Shows Hope For Storage-Security Marriages - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Software // Enterprise Applications

EMC Shows Hope For Storage-Security Marriages

Eyebrows raised when Symantec bought Veritas, but the EMC-RSA merger indicates it's not such a strange idea after all.

Symantec raised eyebrows when it bought storage vendor Veritas last year, and now EMC plans to acquire RSA Security for about $2.1 billion. The marriage of storage systems and security technologies could be a strong union after all.

Under CEO Joe Tucci, EMC has been on a quest to expand beyond storage hardware in recent years. It has used acquisitions to move into content, information life-cycle, and business-process management. In the past two months, it has acquired several smaller companies, including ProActivity, which makes software for analyzing and managing data. EMC sees data security tools from RSA as a logical addition to a strategy for information life-cycle management. Information security "has become an inseparable attribute of information management," Tucci said in a statement. EMC will make RSA its information security division if the deal closes as expected this fall.

Then, like Symantec, EMC needs to prove it can make these acquired pieces work together for its customers.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
How to Fail: Digital Transformation Mistakes
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  11/6/2019
Study Proposes 5 Primary Traits of Innovation Leaders
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  11/8/2019
Top-Paying U.S. Cities for Data Scientists and Data Analysts
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  11/5/2019
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
Getting Started With Emerging Technologies
Looking to help your enterprise IT team ease the stress of putting new/emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning and IoT to work for their organizations? There are a few ways to get off on the right foot. In this report we share some expert advice on how to approach some of these seemingly daunting tech challenges.
Flash Poll