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Published: 19 Oct 2012

A slew of acquisitions and several whopping billion-dollar deals shook the security industry in the first nine months of 2010 and experts say the pace of deals are likely to continue through 2011 -- a sign that some security technologies are maturing. The current economic conditions pose more potential buying opportunities for the largest, cash-heavy vendors. Additionally, many security technologies have reached their prime in maturity and are seeing adoption among even the most conservative leaning enterprises. Many eyebrows were raised in September, when security information and event management vendor ArcSight was acquired by Hewlett-Packard. for $1.5 billion. Meanwhile, chip maker Intel announced plans to dive head first into the security market by shelling out $7.7 billion for McAfee. Symantec has also made major acquisitions this year around encryption; the company bought PGP and GuardianEdge Technologies for a combined $370 million and VeriSign's security business for $1.3 billion. "I think we're seeing that the timing was right and many of these ... Access >>>

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