Akamai to acquire Prolexic

Tuesday 3 December 2013 10:44 CET | News

Akamai Technologies, a Singapore-based provider of online dynamic transactions and enterprise applications, has acquired Prolexic, a provider of cloud-based security solutions for protecting data centers and enterprise IP applications from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

By acquiring Prolexic, Akamai intends to provide customers with a portfolio of security solutions designed to defend an enterprise’s web and IP infrastructure against application-layer, network-layer and data center attacks delivered via the internet.

Under terms of the agreement, Akamai will acquire all of the equity of Prolexic in exchange for a net cash payment of approximately USD 370 million, after expected purchase price adjustments, plus the assumption of outstanding unvested options to purchase Prolexic stock.

The closing of the transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, is expected to occur in the H1 2014. Therefore, Akamai’s Q4 2013 existing guidance remains unchanged. The Prolexic acquisition is expected to be slightly dilutive to Akamai’s Non-GAAP net income per share in the first full year post closure in the range of USD 0.06 to USD 0.08. Once the acquisition closes, the company will include Prolexic in its guidance going forward.

Akamai provides solutions for defending web sites and web applications and protection against DDoS and application-layer attacks. Prolexic combines DDoS mitigation solutions with security operations for protecting data centers and enterprise IP applications.

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Keywords: Akamai, Prolexic, security solutions, DDoS
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
Countries: World
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