[AfrICANN-discuss] intel moves to security by buying mcafee

Jean Robert Hountomey hrobert at iservices.tg
Fri Aug 20 17:31:32 SAST 2010


Intel shook up the security landscape Thursday, announcing that it has agreed to acquire antivirus software maker McAfee for $48 per share, or $7.68 billion. The deal, if it passes regulatory muster, would enable the chipmaker to offer tightly integrated hardware and software security solutions for PCs, servers, and mobile devices. 
Intel said it plans to operate McAfee as wholly-owned subsidiary within its Software and Services group. Company officials said the increase in threats that target online computing is a major reason behind the acquisition. 
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