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General Dynamics to acquire Fidelis Security Systems

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Fairfax County-based General Dynamics Corp. is acquiring Fidelis Security Systems Inc., a cyber-security tools company that provides real-time network visibility, analysis and control.

The companies did not disclose the value of the cash transaction. The acquisition has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies.

Fidelis Security Systems employs about 70 people in Waltham, Mass., (where the company is based) and Bethesda, Md.

General Dynamics expects to complete the deal by the end of the third quarter.

General Dynamics said Fidelis Security Systems’ network security solutions help customers stop advanced threats and prevent data breaches by providing visibility into the complex layers of a network, exposing malicious content in real-time.

General Dynamics said these products complement the company’s existing cyber operations and incident response services, allowing customers to detect, defend and react to cyber threats and network breaches.

Fidelis Security Systems will become part of Fairfax-based General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a provider of end-to-end intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions across all domains.


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