The acquisition of Cynapspro by InfoWatch is folded into a recent trend when a Russia-based software company acquires a Russian-founded international software company. First, LANIT purchased e-book publishing software vendor Evident Point. Then, Yandex acquired mobile software developer SPB Software. Now, the German-based endpoint data protection software company cynapspro is purchased by InfoWatch, a spin-off of Kaspersky Lab and leading global developer of enterprise data security solutions, according to RBC Daily.
Natalya Kaspersky, CEO of InfoWatch recently sold part of her stake in Kaspersky Lab to General Atlantic.
Cynapspro was founded and managed by Sergej Schlotthauer who graduated from a technical university in Moscow in 1994. German-headquartered cynapspro has a software development office in Izhevsk and sales office in Moscow. The solutions of cynapspro are used at more than 800 customer sites, covering over 450,000 endpoint devices.