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IDG Contributor Network: The IT security industry is not consolidating

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Mar 16, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    Why is it that an acquisition cannot occur in the IT Security space without that tired old word, consolidation, being rolled out to describe it? This must be a pet peeve of mine since a quick Google search reveals that I have written about consolidation nine times. Nothing I write will change the perception of Wall Street or journalists evidently. So, why don’t I do some research to back up my oh so strongly held belief? If the industry is consolidating then the number of vendors should go down, right?

    Over the past year I have carefully assembled a very large list of IT security vendors. I would love to say it is a complete list but that appears impossible. I encounter new security vendors every single time I research my list.

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