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  • IaaS vendor Dyn buys out Nettica for DNS services, talent

    New Hampshire-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service company Dyn announced today that it would purchase managed DNS provider Nettica. Terms were not disclosed.

  • 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.

  • Former Clinton political operative to be Microsoft's Chief Strategy Officer

    The chief strategist for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential bid and the spark behind Microsoft's inspirational Super Bowl ad has been named Chief Strategy Officer in a shakeup of the company's inner circle announced today.

  • Another executive shakeup at Microsoft

    Just a month after Satya Nadella took over as Microsoft CEO the executive inner circle is being overhauled, with two key leaders leaving the company and a third assuming significant new power.

  • Juniper unveils new operating plan to accelerate growth

    Juniper Networks, as promised, this week announced a new integrated operating plan (IOP) to refocus the company on high growth segments in the networking industry.

  • FAQ: The Microsoft leadership change

    Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella has taken charge, but that's not the only thing new with the company's power structure. Here are a few questions and answers about the leadership change.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Juniper SDN veteran lands at Brocade

    Brocade has named former Cisco and Juniper engineer Benson Schliesser as distinguished engineer, responsible for helping shape the company's network virtualization strategy.

  • VMware taps its R&D chief for vacant CTO role

    VMware has named Ben Fathi as its CTO, filling a prominent executive position that has been vacant for more than a year.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NSA critic Bruce Schneier joins security firm Co3 as CTO

    The network security industry's legendary free thinker Bruce Schneier Monday said he's taken a job as CTO at Co3 Systems, but that this in no way will curtail his determination to speak and write candidly on important topics such as the National Security Agency's (NSA) practices.

  • FireEye snaps up cyber forensics firm Mandiant for $106.5 million

    Security vendor FireEye today announced it has acquired privately-held endpoint security incident response vendor Mandiant for $106.5 million.

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