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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cisco buys mobile collaboration company

    Cisco this week acquired Collaborate.com, a Boston-based developer of mobile collaboration applications.

  • Juniper buys net optimizer WANDL for $60M

    Juniper Networks this week said it is acquiring WANDL, a maker of network planning, management, design and optimization software for service providers, for $60 million.

  • Akamai acquiring anti-DDoS firm Prolexic for $370 million

    Akamai Technologies today has agreed to acquire Prolexic Technologies, a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation services company, for $370 million.

  • Cloud consolidation: CenturyLink buys nifty little IaaS provider Tier 3

    Telecommunications giant CenturyLink has made another acquisition in the cloud computing market, this time of innovative public IaaS provider Tier 3. It adds to the company's arsenal of cloud computing offerings and shows the dynamic nature of companies jostling for position in the market.

  • IBM acquires Fiberlink as mobile-security strategy keystone

    IBM Wednesday announced an agreement to acquire Fiberlink Communications, saying the purchase is a key part of a broader mobile-security strategy to provide assurance in transactions conducted via devices such as iPhones and Android smartphones.

  • Alcatel-Lucent enterprise on the block again?

    Alcatel-Lucent is reportedly looking again to sell its enterprise business as it attempt to cut expenses through an asset sale.

  • Ixia snaps up Net Optics for $190M

    Service testing and verification provider Ixia announced Tuesday that it would be purchasing network visibility vendor Net Optics for $190 million. The deal is expected to close before the end of the year.

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