Strategic Business Planning - InfoSec Inc.
Based in the Chicago area, InfoSec is a privately held firm that has created numerous advanced software products and services for large-scale information security, serving primarily Fortune 500 clients.
InfoSec’s TASA for ACF-2, CA-Top Secret Security and RACF, which CA named eTrust Cleanup for CA-ACF2; eTrust Cleanup for CA-Top Secret Security; and eTrust Cleanup for RACF protects enterprise IT environments by identifying and removing obsolete, unused and rogue user ID and access rights in mainframe computers.
Gray Cat was the lead negotiator and principal for InfoSec Inc. and completed its sale of its eTrust Cleanup for CA-ACF2 and eTrust Cleanup for CA-Top Secret Security to Computer Associates (CA). Gray Cat completed a second agreement for InfoSec, with CA acquiring InfoSec’s automated security cleanup for IBM’s RACF mainframe platform.
Transaction 1: InfoSec, Inc.’s TASA for ACF2 and CA-Top Secret Security to Computer Associates
Transaction 2: InfoSec, Inc.’s TASA for RACF and TSXCopy to Computer Associates
Gray Cat wrote a 40-page Offering Memorandum and represented InfoSec throughout both transactions managing the entire process. The sale resolved a dicey distribution issue by positioning the company’s attributes and negotiated with IBM, Vanguard, BMC and Computer Associates, ultimately resulting in the sale of the IP in two separate agreements.