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  • Microsoft has high hopes for Vista security

    Ben Fathi is the vice president of the Security Technology Unit at Microsoft and is responsible for the overall security of Microsoft's products as well as the development process known as the Secure Development Lifecycle. He took a few minutes recen... 

  • Symantec acquiring Altiris for $830 million

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

  • 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. 

  • Cisco bolsters security with IronPort buy

    Cisco Systems agreed Thursday to buy Internet gateway security vendor IronPort Systems Inc. for $830 million. 

  • Security pros glean insight from '06

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

  • 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. 

  • PatchGuard hurts host-based IPS, vendor says

    Alex Eckelberry, president of Clearwater, Fla.-based security vendor Sunbelt Software, has been among those critical of Microsoft over its decision to block security vendors from the Vista kernel with its PatchGuard protection. He recently sat down w... 

  • Survey: Data breach costs surge

    A new study by the Ponemon Institute finds a 31% increase in the costs associated with a data breach.