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  • Vocus to buy Nextgen Networks in $700m deal

    Vocus has entered into a binding agreement to purchase Nextgen Networks in a deal which will add 17,000 kilometres of fibre cable to the company’s infrastructure portfolio.

    Written by Chris Player29 June 16 10:20
  • Telstra buys into CBO as part of mining tech play

    ​Telstra has bought the mining communications technology services business from CBO Telecommunications, forming a part of its new Mining Services unit.​

    Written by Julia Talevski23 June 16 15:05
  • Cisco to acquire malware prevention company

    Cisco this week announced its intent to acquire ThreatGRID, a New York-based maker of malware analysis and threat intelligence technology.

    Written by Jim Duffy22 May 14 02:26
  • FireEye buying nPulse for $70M to gain security analytics 'flight recorder'

    Threat protection company FireEye Tuesday announced it's acquiring nPulse Technologies, a privately-held maker of high-speed packet-capture, network analysis and forensics gear, for $70 million in a cash-stock deal expected to close during the second quarter.

    Written by Ellen Messmer07 May 14 06:36
  • Forget about Nokia; remember Microsoft Mobile.

    Microsoft completed its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia today, bringing on board Nokia's smartphones, its not-so-smart feature phones and a Windows RT tablet.

    Written by Tim Greene26 April 14 02:00
  • Palo Alto Networks buys endpoint security software maker Cyvera for $200M

    Palo Alto Networks, known for its next-generation firewall, Monday said it is buying Israeli start-up Cyvera for about $200 million to gain access to its endpoint security product for real-time attack prevention. The deal is expected to close in a few weeks.

    Written by Ellen Messmer24 March 14 15:04
  • Why VMware spent $1.5B on AirWatch

    VMware's purchase of AirWatch shows just how important the mobile device management market is for not only end users, but big technology companies too. The move - which at US$1.5 billion is the largest acquisition in company history – also sets VMware on a path to further diversity from its core virtualization and cloud computing markets and almost instantly become a major player in the mobile market.

    Written by Brandon Butler22 Jan. 14 20:28
  • Riverbed suitor takes stake in Juniper

    Activist investor, Elliott Management, which last week made an unsolicited bid to buy Riverbed Technology, this week took a 6.2 per cent stake in Juniper Networks.

    Written by Jim Duffy13 Jan. 14 18:24
  • Microsoft to buy Parature to bulk up Dynamics CRM

    Businesses customers of Microsoft's Dynamics CRM will be able to offer their customers more self-service options, at least that's the idea behind the company's plan to buy up Parature, which specializes in cloud-based customer engagement.

    Written by Tim Greene07 Jan. 14 18:59
  • Palo Alto Networks acquires stealthy start-up with NSA roots

    Next-generation firewall maker Palo Alto Networks today announced its first acquisition, an intriguing buyout of a stealthy Mountain View start-up called Morta Security whose founders hail from the NSA. The price of the purchase was not disclosed.

    Written by Ellen Messmer06 Jan. 14 23:01
  • A look at FireEye's Mandiant buy: Game changer or not?

    FireEye's acquisition of Mandiant is getting generally positive reviews from industry analysts, though some caution that FireEye faces a big challenge in its goals related to blending the two security firms' products.

    Written by Ellen Messmer06 Jan. 14 21:22
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