F-Secure snaps up security consultation firm nSense

F-Secure says the deal will strengthen the company's expansion into the enterprise market.
Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributing Writer

F-Secure has acquired nSense, a Danish company which specializes in security consultation and vulnerability assessment.

Announced on Wednesday, the acquisition of nSense is designed to bolster F-Secure's position in European markets as a "prominent security vendor."

nSense's expertise lies in security consultation, vulnerability assessment, pen testing and PCI DSS services to financial institutions, service providers and large enterprise firms.

Denmark-based nSense has offices in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Oslo and Poznan and caters for over 100 mid-sized and large enterprise clients which use the firm's vulnerability scanning solution, named Karhu, to detect threats to infrastructure.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

According to F-Secure CEO Christian Fredrikson, adding nSense's portfolio to F-Secure's services will allow the company to "provide top-tier incident response and forensic expertise, comprehensive vulnerability assessment, and threat intelligence and security management services to enterprises and businesses with critical IT infrastructure."

"Information security threats are becoming more stealthy, sophisticated and complex, and we need to be able to provide services that help our customers prevent potential threats from becoming security incidents," said Fredrikson.

"nSense's cybersecurity products and services help us expand into new industry segments and strengthen our capabilities to address the attack detection and prevention needs of enterprises. Adding their expertise to our own will allow us to develop new cybersecurity products, and we look forward to providing these to our customers to address their current and future security needs."

In February, new research released by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) suggests that financial institutions are more at risk than ever of targeted cyberattacks. According to the study, over half of US brokerage and investment firms have been targeted, with 26 percent reporting losses of at least $5,000 per case by falling prey to scams.

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