Raytheon Company announced Oct. 5 that it has acquired Herndon, Va.-based Foreground Security, which provides security operations centers (SOCs), managed security service solutions and cybersecurity professional services. The acquired company will be called Raytheon Foreground Security (RFS) and has approximately 165 employees, 85 percent who are trained cybersecurity experts.
“Raytheon Foreground Security has an exceptionally strong portfolio of solutions and proprietary technology in some of the fastest growing segments of the cybersecurity market,” Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services President Dave Wajsgras said. “Importantly, they will complement and expand our cybersecurity business. Their capabilities are compelling and clearly add immediate value to our already broad cyber offerings.”
“Foreground has a well-earned reputation for cutting edge, next generation capabilities in security monitoring services and proprietary ‘cyber hunting’ technologies,” Foreground Security Founder and CEO David Amsler said. “And now as part of Raytheon, we will have the resources and breadth to build upon these advanced capabilities and bring them to a much larger global customer set.”