Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SignaCert, Inc., which provides IT compliance solutions. The acquisition will expand Harris’ growing cyber capabilities.
“This acquisition will expand our presence in the growing $10 billion cyber solutions market,” said Dale Meyerrose, vice president and general manager, Harris Cyber Integrated Solutions. “Acquiring SignaCert will strengthen our cyber leadership team, and bring discriminating technology to our cyber portfolio. Harris will be better positioned to provide trusted, comprehensive solutions that address the national priority of enhancing critical cyber infrastructure.”
Wyatt Starnes, CEO of SignaCert, will assume the newly created position of vice president and chief technology officer for Harris Cyber Integrated Solutions, where he will report to Gen. Meyerrose.
“SignaCert’s solutions combine powerful change detection capabilities with custom and commercial software whitelists — lists of software that are deemed safe and approved for a customer’s network,” according to a press release put out by Harris.