A small security firm called Stonesoft was acquired by Intel, or rather McAfee, for just under $400m. They provide not only software and services but actual network appliances which utilize their proprietary Stonesoft Security Engine to provide secure connectivity. This makes a lot of sense when you think back on Intel's statements when purchasing McAfee, they are not interested in only providing security at the software level but are interested in moving to the hardware level. You can find out a bit more at The Inquirer.
"SECURITY VENDOR McAfee has bought software security firm Stonesoft to add to its range of network security products.
McAfee, which is owned by Intel, is one of the biggest security vendors but has so far been focused on end-point products such as anti-virus and firewall software that runs on consumer PCs. Now the firm has made a move to go deeper into the network, buying security software vendor Stonesoft for $389m in cash."
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