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  • SonicWall directors accept $717M acquisition offer

    <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/reviews/2009/110209-sonicwall-firewalls-test.html">SonicWall</a> directors have accepted a $717 million offer to sell the company to a group headed by Thoma Bravo, LLC, a private equity investment firm with the ai...

  • Google AdMob deal closes

    Google has closed its acquisition of AdMob, following news less than a week ago that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission would not block the deal.

  • McAfee adds mobile security with Trust Digital purchase

    McAfee sees the mobility writing on the wall, and it recognizes that the technologies its customers rely increasingly on smartphones and other mobile technologies to conduct business. McAfee announced that is acquiring Trust Digital as part of a stra...

  • SAP Mostly Mum On Sybase Plans

    SAP Executives have said little about their plans for Sybase products once <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9176657/_SAP_to_buy_Sybase_for_5.8B_in_all_cash_deal">the enterprise software vendor's $5.8 billion deal</a> to buy the Dublin,...

  • Oracle buys Secerno to get database firewall

    Oracle has bought UK <a href="http://www.secerno.com/?gclid=CPHdsPyK46ECFUcA4wodtUUIKg">database security startup Secerno</a> for an undisclosed sum, bringing to an end the independence of one of the last decade's most unusual UK-based startups.

  • Symantec's $1.28B VeriSign gambit draws mixed reviews

    Symantec's stunning decision to put $1.28 billion in cash on the table to buy most of the security services within VeriSign is a gambit that is drawing mixed reactions in the analyst community, but Symantec insists the VeriSign certificate and authen...

  • Cisco makes another optical acquisition

    Cisco announced plans to acquire privately held CoreOptics, a designer of digital signal processing technology for optical networking applications, for $99 million in cash.

  • Cisco buys Moto -- no, not that Moto

    Cisco Tuesday said it intends to acquire privately held Moto Development Group, a product design consulting firm that helped develop Cisco's Flip video camera. Moto, not to be confused with Motorola (which sometimes is referred to by the nickname Mot...

  • SAP faces tough challenges in executing on Sybase plan

    SAP's planned acquisition of Sybase reads like a World War I battle plan: replete with confident, assured references to "synergy" and objectives and market opportunities. But now, as then, the plan may bear little resemblance to what's happening on t...

  • Sophos founders in £198m buyout deal

    <a href="http://www.computerworlduk.com/management/security/sophos.cfm">Sophos</a>, the UK-based security and data protection firm has dropped plans for an IPO and has announced a deal to sell a majority interest in the company to private equity grou...

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