Imperva

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Imperva Inc.
Private
IndustryIT security
Founded2002
Headquarters
Redwood Shores, CA
,
United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Chris Hylen (CEO)
ProductsSecurity Software and Services
RevenueIncrease $321.7 million (2017)
Decrease -$13.7 million (2017)
Increase $22.9 million (2017)
Total assetsIncrease $515.68 million (2017)
Number of employees
1000+ (Nov 2017)
ParentThoma Bravo
Websitewww.imperva.com

Imperva is a cyber security software and services company which provides protection to enterprise data and application software. The company is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California.

History[edit]

Imperva, originally named WEBcohort, was founded in 2002 by Shlomo Kramer, Amichai Shulman and Mickey Boodaei.[1] The following year the company shipped its first product, SecureSphere Web Application Database Protection, a web application firewall.[2] In 2004, the company changed its name to Imperva.[3]

In 2011, Imperva went public and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: IMPV).[4] In 2014, the company acquired the remaining shares of Incapsula, a cloud security gateway startup named SkyFence, and real-time mainframe security auditing agents from Tomium Software.[5]

In 2016, Imperva published a free scanner designed to detect devices infected with, or vulnerable to, the Mirai botnet.[6] In February 2017, Imperva sold Skyfence to Forcepoint for $40 million.[7] In February 2017, Imperva purchased Camouflage, a data masking company.[8]

In August 2017, Imperva named Chris Hylen, the former CEO of Citrix GetGo, as its new president and CEO.[9] Imperva's former CEO, Anthony Bettencourt, resigned as chairman of the board of directors in February 2018.[10] In August 2018, Imperva acquired Prevoty, a runtime application self-protection (RASP) security company.[11] Also in 2018, Imperva identified a bug in the popular web browser Google Chrome which had been allowing attackers to steal information via HTML tags for audio and video files.[12]

In 2019, Imperva was acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Check Point founder returns to source to fund new venture". Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  2. ^ McIntosh, John (September 10, 2003). "WebCohort secures the 'Enterprise Application Sphere'". TechTarget. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  3. ^ Villano, Matt (February 12, 2004). "WebCohort Changes Name to Imperva". CRN. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Imperva IPO goes high at $90M". Silicon Valley Business Journal. Archived from the original on February 9, 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  5. ^ Lennon, Mike. "Imperva Makes Three Acquisitions, Unveils New Cloud Strategy". SecurityWeek.Com. Archived from the original on August 14, 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  6. ^ Dale, Brady (November 29, 2016). "Three Whitehat Countermeasures to the Botnet Threat". The New York Observer.
  7. ^ Anderson, Will (9 February 2017). "Austin cybersecurity software maker opens wallet for $40M buyout". Austin Business Journal.
  8. ^ https://seekingalpha.com/article/4044343-imperva-acquires-camouflage-software-data-masking-system
  9. ^ "BRIEF-Imperva names Christopher Hylen as president and CEO". Reuters. 10 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Elliott Associates 'Restarted' Information Security Company Imperva". Calcalist. 27 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Imperva Completes the Acquisition of Prevoty". MarketWatch. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  12. ^ Plummer, Libby (2018-08-16). "Google Chrome bug discovered that could let hackers access your private data". mirror. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  13. ^ "Thoma Bravo Announces the Acquisition of Imperva". Toolbox. January 11, 2019.

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