December 09, 2014 06:35 PM Eastern Standard Time

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tripwire for $710 million in cash. Tripwire, a leading global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, will bring an important element to Belden’s portfolio.

Together, the companies will work to deliver the next generation of cybersecurity solutions that can be deployed across enterprise, industrial, and broadcast markets.

“As a leading supplier of signal transmission solutions for mission-critical networking applications, this acquisition is an important and natural extension of Belden’s capabilities,” said John Stroup, President and CEO of Belden.

Tripwire, a leader in security and vulnerability management, enables enterprises, service providers, manufacturers, and government agencies to confidently detect, prevent, and respond to growing security threats. In September, Belden and Tripwire announced a joint initiative to improve critical infrastructure cybersecurity in manufacturing organizations. The partnership provided comprehensive cybersecurity solutions tailored to specific customer requirements. Read the full press release here.