McAfee Buys Secure Computing For $465 Million

by admin September 22, 2008 at 9:18 pm

McAfee, in a bid to decisively round out its network security product portfolio, on Monday announced plans to purchase San Jose, Calif.-based Secure Computing for about $465 million.

Vimal Solanki, vice president of worldwide solutions marketing at McAfee, says the Secure deal will help McAfee to offer a “complete network security offering,” a term that McAfee uses to describe the potpourri of intrusion prevention, firewall, Web security, email security, data protection, and network access control technologies.

Secure’s focus on Web and network security complements McAfee’s strong endpoint security technologies, and the fact that both companies do more than 90 percent of their business through channel partners is another area of common ground between the two vendors, according to Solanki.

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