F5 to Acquire Shape Security For Enterprise Value Of ~$1B In Cash

Shape, a leader in fraud and abuse prevention, adds protection from automated attacks, botnets, and targeted fraud to F5's world-class portfolio of application services, protecting customers' digital

Benzinga · 12/19/2019 22:17
  • Shape, a leader in fraud and abuse prevention, adds protection from automated attacks, botnets, and targeted fraud to F5's world-class portfolio of application services, protecting customers' digital experiences.
  • Strategic acquisition accelerates F5's growth momentum and more than doubles F5's addressable market in security.

 

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) and Shape Security today announced a definitive agreement under which F5 will acquire all issued and outstanding shares of the privately held Shape for a total enterprise value of approximately $1 billion in cash, subject to certain adjustments.

Shape protects the largest banks, airlines, retailers, and government agencies with sophisticated bot, fraud, and abuse defense. In particular, Shape defends against credential stuffing attacks, where cybercriminals use stolen passwords from third-party data breaches to take over other online accounts. Shape has built an advanced platform, utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning, supported by powerful cloud-based analytics to protect against attacks that bypass other security and fraud controls.