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Venture capital company acquires Overland Park-based security software firm

Security services firm sold

A New York investment firm has acquired majority interest in FireMon, an Overland Park-based security software technology company.

Insight Venture Partners did not disclose the terms of the acquisition.

FireMon’s management team will remain with the company, according to a news release about the sale. Company founder Gary Fish will continue as executive chairman and Jody Brazil will remain chief executive officer. “Customers and partners will see no substantive change in strategy, operations, product development or technology relationships,” the company said.

“FireMon is dedicated to delivering innovative security intelligence solutions to customers worldwide,” Brazil said, “and the investment from Insight Venture Partners will strengthen our ability to execute that vision.”

FireMon, which was launched in 2004, has about 100 employees. Its customers include more than 50 federal agencies through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Venture also has investments in several other technology companies, including BeyondTrust and Data Core Software.

Fish is also the founder of FishNet Security, based in Overland Park. He stepped down as chief executive of FishNet after it was acquired in early 2013 by Investcorp.

Back in the Swing programs

The locally based nonprofit Bank in the Swing USA is partnering with the University of Kansas Cancer Center on two breast cancer survivorship courses this fall.

A program for the general public is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27, and an event for health care professionals is set for Saturday, Oct. 18.

Both programs will be held at the Wysong Family Culinary Theatre of the Hospitality and Culinary Academy on the campus of Johnson County Community College. The event sponsors are the University of Kansas Cancer Center and the college’s “Friends With Taste.”

For more information: www.backintheswing.org.

The Star

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