Spending the ‘divestiture dividend’

On the same day it closed the divestiture of its authentication business, Secure Computing said it will pay $15m for Securify. The deal, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter, also has a potential $5m earnout. Secure said it plans to add Securify‚Äôs identity-based monitoring and control technology to its firewall. The majority of Securify’s customers are government, and Secure Computing plans to cross-sell into that market. Founded in 1998, Securify had raised more than $70m in VC. However, it only generated about $13m in revenue last year. Secure Computing indicated the acquisition would boost earnings next fiscal year.