EMC’s $2.1 billion acquisition of RSA Security is both a sign of the growing priority companies place in security and a recognition there is finite growth in storage solutions, according to one analyst.
As internetnews.com previously reported, Joe Tucci, EMC’s chairman, president and CEO said the company would tightly integrate RSA’s technology with EMC products.
The acquisition of RSA wasn’t a snap decision. “Security was on their mind for some time,” said Sal Capizzi, analyst with the Yankee Group.
The combination of EMC provides the marketing muscle and customer base that will enable RSA to become a security technology provider for storage customers.
“EMC customers will likely choose RSA’s technology,” Capizzi added. Most relied on separate outside companies. Now EMC has an industry- leading technology they own, according to the analyst.
Capizzi called the purchase of RSA a big piece of EMC’s strategy of expanding into the security sector. EMC has explained that its security focus involves four areas: helping customer assess the security of their information, securing the infrastructure, protecting sensitive information and managing security information and events.