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  • Secure Computing to acquire CipherTrust

    Secure Computing is buying messaging security vendor CipherTrust for nearly $274 million. The move is intended to strengthen Secure Computing's unified threat management program. 

  • Report: SMB security spending jumps 23%

    A new survey points to double-digit increases in security spending for the foreseeable future, as small and medium-sized businesses grow increasingly reliant on IT. 

  • RSA Security may not be the 'pearl' EMC thinks it is

    Having outbid other suitors, EMC must now sell the purchase to its shareholders and make use of RSA's technology. Will the strategy work? The 451 Group isn't sure RSA is much of a gem. 

  • RSA Security acquired by EMC for $2.1 billion

    EMC confirms that it will buy RSA Security for just under $2.1 billion. Observers say RSA faced a choice of either selling out at its peak or carrying on with a questionable strategy dependant on acquisitions. 

  • Report: EMC may be near deal to purchase RSA Security

    RSA Security has been looking for a buyer for several months, according to The New York Times, and its board of directors may accept an acquisition offer as soon as this weekend. 

  • Active directory users finding their way

    Many IT shops use Microsoft Active Directory to manage network access. Some say it's difficult, but others use it to successfully handle directory services, group policy and provisioning. 

  • Microsoft and the peril of predatory pricing

    This week in Security Blog Log, a Sunbelt Software executive worries about Microsoft's security pricing practices while others focus on the Excel zero-day threat. 

  • Subpar signatures embolden call for antivirus SLAs

    With antivirus signature quality becoming an increasingly troublesome problem for businesses, the industry says SLAs are needed to hold vendors accountable when things go wrong. 

  • Total security is just an illusion

    When it comes to buying and implementing security systems, experts say CIOs must surrender the notion they can foresee and prevent all threats. 

  • RSA not content to grow slowly

    Analysis: RSA Security has been busy on the acquisition front as of late, and Nick Selby of The 451 Group has an idea of who the vendor might buy next in order to accelerate its growth.