Shares of Imperva Inc. (NYSE: IMPV) surged more than 20% Friday, after Bloomberg reported rumors that several tech companies might be interested in acquiring Imperva. Shares of the company are still down about 16% year to date.
Imperva provides cyber-security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications whether in the cloud or on premises. The Company's products include its Imperva SecureSphere platform for enterprise data centers, and Imperva Incapsula and Imperva Skyfence offerings for cloud-based security services.
The report cites “people with knowledge on the matter,” indicate that public companies Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) as well as the private company Forcepoint are interested in acquiring Imperva.