Digital Guardian makes a deal

Digital Guardian

Waltham-based data security firm Digital Guardian is expanding its coverage to the Internet cloud, by acquiring Armor5 Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif.

Digital Guardian, formerly known as Verdasys, makes software to protect data files wherever they reside on a corporate network. Armor5’s products are designed to protect sensitive information when it is stored on cloud service like Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive, or on employees’ smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

“Our vision lets companies deploy consistent data protection policies from a single platform that persist across device and location,” said Ken Levine, Digital Guardian’s chief executive. “The Armor5 acquisition gets us closer to making this vision a reality.”

Financial details of the transaction were not released.

Hiawatha Bray is a technology reporter for the Boston Globe. E-mail him at [email protected].
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