Tripwire to Acquire nCircle

Press Release: Tripwire Acquires nCircle

A message from Tripwire CTO Dwayne Melançon regarding nCircle acqusition

To All Tripwire Customers and Partners:

Tripwire accelerates delivery of strategic security and risk solutions with acquisition of nCircle to help customers reduce business risks and costs.

I am excited to share with you that on March 11, 2013, Tripwire announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire nCircle, a leader in IT Information Risk Management, based in San Francisco, CA.  The acquisition has been approved by both companies’ board of directors and is expected to close after nCircle’s shareholder approval, regulatory clearances and other customary conditions to close.  The transaction is expected to close in approximately 3 to 6 weeks. nCircle shares our vision and approach of connecting security to the business so that IT security can easily communicate the business risks associated with their company’s security posture.

The addition of nCircle’s solutions will provide a critical, complementary solution to Tripwire’s product portfolio to provide significant value and critical information, and will accelerate Tripwire’s strategy to drive the convergence of security and risk intelligence to enable a new level of risk-based security management. 

nCircle was founded in 1998 and serves enterprises across many industries including Financial Services, Healthcare, Energy, Retail and Government.  nCircle has consistently been recognized by analyst research companies as a leader in IT Risk Management as well as winning awards for being one of the BayArea’s Best Place to Work.

The combination of Tripwire and nCircle products results in the industry’s most robust portfolio of critical security controls including; File Integrity Monitoring (FIM), Security Configuration Management (SCM), Vulnerability Assessment (VA), and Log & Event Management.  Together, customers will have unprecedented flexibility in deploying solutions across their virtual, private/public cloud and mobile environments according to their security and budget requirements, ensuring protection across the entire enterprise.

After the acquisition closes, the combined Tripwire and nCircle solutions will be sold under the Tripwire name going forward.  Until the closing, both companies will continue to operate separately.  We are extremely excited about what this opportunity means for our customers and want to reassure you of our unwavering commitment to our customer’s success.  For more information, please visit either or

We look forward to continuing to serve you in the years to come as Tripwire and nCircle embark on an exciting new relationship together.

Jim Johnson
CEO, Tripwire