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  • Symantec acquiring Altiris for $830 million

    Symantec says it will bolster its endpoint security position with the acquisition of IT management software firm Altiris. 

  • Veracode launches on-demand code analysis service

    New startup Veracode gives customers the ability to analyze the application binary, and not simply the source code. 

  • Fortify Software to acquire Secure Software

    The acquisition of Secure Software will allow Fortify to expand into the requirements and design phases of the software development lifecycle, the company said. 

  • Sophos acquires Endforce to add NAC

    Antivirus vendor Sophos is rounding out its email Web and desktop security software with Endforce's network access control (NAC) software. 

  • Information security market 2006 year in review

    In part two of our two-part special edition of Security Wire Weekly, site editor Eric Parizo reveals his picks for top information security interviews of 2006. Audio clips in this program include Andrew Braunberg of Current Analysis; Johannes Ullrich... 

  • Security pros glean insight from '06

    Corporate acquisitions, an abundance of spam, and the White House's take on cybersecurity mark 2006. 

  • Looking back at information security in 2006

    In this special edition of Security Wire Weekly, senior news writer Bill Brenner reviews his top interviews of 2006. Highlights include Oracle's Darius Wiles, SPI Dynamic's Billy Hoffman, Dan Geer, vice president and chief scientist for security firm... 

  • Check Point gets big IDS boost from NFR deal

    Analysts say Check Point would gain much-needed intrusion detection and prevention capabilities through its acquisition of NFR Security. The deal should erase bad memories of the aborted Sourcefire deal. 

  • Websense acquiring PortAuthority Technologies

    Meanwhile: Sony BMG settles lawsuit over rootkit technology; Apple fixes a Mac OS X glitch; and Microsoft releases the first draft of PatchGuard APIs. 

  • Symantec fixes NetBackup Puredisk flaw

    An unauthorized user could launch malicious code by exploiting a flaw in Symantec's Veritas NetBackup PureDisk product. But a fix is available.