Brief Overview

Raytheon is a defense contractor in the area of weapons manufacturing and military electronics that includes a cyber security/information assurance offering.


Raytheon Corporation
870 Winter Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451


Thomas Kennedy serves as CEO and Chairman of Raytheon.


Founded in 1922, Raytheon includes integrated defense, intelligence, information/services, missile systems, and pace/airborne systems. The company trades on the NYSE. Raytheon acquired Websense in 2015, which solidified its position in commercial cyber security.

Key Acquisitions

Oakley Networks (2007) – DLP
Trusted Computer Solutions (2010) – Network security
Henggeler Computer Consultants (2011) – Security consulting
Pikewerks (2011) – Security analysis
SafeNet Government Solutions (2012) – Cyber security
Teligy (2012) – Wireless security
Blackbird Technologies (2014) – Special operations
Websense (2015) – Web security
Foreground (2015) – MSS, Threat Intelligence

Key Competitors

Being, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman

Products and Services

Raytheon offers a range of cyber security services as part of its defense services business that can be grouped as follows:

• Insider Threat and Counterintelligence
• Cyber Analytics
• Advanced Persistent Threats
• Information Assurance
• Cyber Training and Exercises
• Data Encryption

The company focuses on solutions for government customers and organizations with emphasis on reducing cyber risk. The acquisition of Websense in 2015 leads Raytheon into the Web security gateway business.