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Avast acquires AVG for $1.3bn

Anti-virus vendor Avast has announced the acquisition of its rival AVG for 1.3 billion US dollars.
There was interesting news in the anti-virus world yesterday, as Avast announced the acquisition of its competitor AVG. Both companies were founded in the Czech Republic and… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2016/07/avast-acquires-avg-13bn/

Google acquires Zynamics

Internet giant buys into security.
Internet giant buys into security. Internet giant Google has acquired software analytics firm Zynamics, it was announced yesterday. The German company, which was founded in 2004… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2011/03/google-acquires-zynamics/

AVG to acquire DroidSecurity

Security firm set to expand solutions to mobile devices.
Security firm set to expand solutions to mobile devices. Czech security firm AVG has announced the acquisition of Tel Aviv-based DroidSecurity, a specialist in cloud-based… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2010/11/avg-acquire-droidsecurity/

Computer chip giant buys AV giant

Intel becomes new owner of McAfee for the princely sum of $7.8bn
Intel becomes new owner of McAfee for the princely sum of $7.8bnIntel, the world's biggest manufacturer of computer chips, is poised to acquire security giant McAfee - one of the… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2010/08/computer-chip-giant-buys-av-giant/

ESET buys COMDOM

Security vendor strengthens anti-spam capabilities.
Security vendor strengthens anti-spam capabilities. Slovakian security vendor ESET has announced the acquisition of Slovakian anti-spam firm COMDOM Software. The anti-spam firm's… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2010/05/eset-buys-comdom/

Symantec to acquire VeriSign business

Vendor splashes out more cash on authentication.
Vendor splashes out more cash on authentication.Symantec, the AV vendor with a reputation for snapping up other companies, has announced its purchase of VeriSign's authentication… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2010/05/symantec-acquire-verisign-business/

Symantec buys key pair of encryption firms

PGP and GuardianEdge snapped up in surprise dual acquisition.
PGP and GuardianEdge snapped up in surprise dual acquisition.Symantec has announced the acquisition of two separate firms specialising in encryption and email security. The deals… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2010/05/symantec-buys-key-pair-encryption-firms/

Sophos bought up by investment firm

APAX Partners acquires major stake in $830 million company.
APAX Partners acquires major stake in $830 million company.Sophos has announced that a majority share of the company will be sold to major private investment firm APAX Partners, in… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2010/05/sophos-bought-investment-firm/

McAfee to acquire Solidcore

Whitelisting firm to be assimilated by security giant.
Whitelisting firm to be assimilated by security giant.McAfee has announced the acquisition of whitelisting firm Solidcore in a deal reported to be worth a base rate of $33 million,… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2009/05/mcafee-acquire-solidcore/

AVG acquires Sana Security

Behavioural experts added to growing portfolio.
Behavioural experts added to growing portfolio.AVG has announced the acquisition of behaviour-blocking firm Sana Security, adding another level to its fast-expanding security… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2009/01/avg-acquires-sana-security/

MessageLabs acquired by Symantec

Acquisition deal valued at $695m.
Acquisition deal valued at $695m. Security industry heavyweight Symantec has announced a definitive agreement to acquire software-as-a-service security specialist MessageLabs.… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/10/messagelabs-acquired-symantec/

McAfee to buy Secure Computing

Acquisition deal valued at $465m.
Acquisition deal valued at $465m.McAfee has announced its official agreement to purchase network security firm Secure Computing Corp. in a deal worth a whopping $465 million. The… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/09/mcafee-buy-secure-computing/

Symantec to acquire PC Tools

Industry giant adds spyware specialist to growing portfolio.
Industry giant adds spyware specialist to growing portfolio. Security industry behemoth Symantec has announced the planned acquisition of PC Tools, the Australia-based company… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/08/symantec-acquire-pc-tools/

Trend Micro buys email encryption firm

UK company taken over by security giant.
UK company taken over by security giant. Global security superpower Trend Micro has invested in a small email encryption firm based in Bristol, UK. The company, Identum, emerged… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/02/trend-micro-buys-email-encryption-firm/

Grisoft acquires Exploit Prevention Labs

AVG to incorporate LinkScanner in further consolidation of security offerings.
AVG to incorporate LinkScanner in further consolidation of security offerings.Grisoft, developer of the AVG security product whose free version is widely deployed on home-user… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/12/grisoft-acquires-exploit-prevention-labs/

Symantec joins data leak frenzy

Vontu purchase latest move in data protection trend.
Vontu purchase latest move in data protection trend.Symantec has announced the $350 million purchase of data leak prevention firm Vontu, following several similar moves by major… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/11/symantec-joins-data-leak-frenzy/

McAfee acquires website trust mark firm

ScanAlert certification system bought for $51 million.
ScanAlert certification system bought for $51 million.McAfee has bought ScanAlert, the firm behind the 'Hacker Safe' trust mark logo, carried by some 75,000 websites to indicate… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/10/mcafee-acquires-website-trust-mark-firm/

Trend Micro invests in leak-prevention firm

Further data security added to portfolio.
Further data security added to portfolio. Security giant Trend Micro has acquired California-based data leak prevention specialist Provilla, to add its data protection technologies… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/10/trend-micro-invests-leak-prevention-firm/

McAfee invests in encryption firm

SafeBoot acquired for $350 million.
SafeBoot acquired for $350 million.McAfee has announced the acquisition of encryption and device control specialist SafeBoot, which produces a range of security products for PCs… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/10/mcafee-invests-encryption-firm/

ClamAV taken over by Sourcefire

Snort maker buys into open-source AV.
Snort maker buys into open-source AV. Open-source anti-virus product ClamAV has been acquired by Sourcefire, the US-based company behind leading open-source intrusion detection… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/08/clamav-taken-over-sourcefire/

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