August 23, 2019 By Dan Raywood
has announced a definitive agreement to merge with VMware
, with the virtualization company paying around $2.1bn for the endpoint protection vendor.
With a view to create a “highly differentiated, intrinsic security cloud,” the deal will see VMware be better positioned to better protect enterprise workloads and clients through Big Data, behavioral analytics and AI.
“By bringing Carbon Black into the VMware family, we are now taking a huge step forward in security and delivering an enterprise-grade platform to administer and protect workloads, applications and networks,” said Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware.