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Global security firm Trend Micro, which has announced a deal to buy smaller network security firm Broadweb. Financial terms of the deal, announced Thursday, were not disclosed.

Broadweb's deep packet inspection technology will be dovetailed into Trend's existing lines of network security kit to improve the blocking of malicious packets before they hit corporate networks. The technology focused acquisition will therefore help Trend in defending its customers against targeted attacks and sophisticated threats.

Taiwan-based Broadweb's OEM customers include a variety of leading network security vendors. Its technology can be used for applications including intrusion prevention, traffic classification and bandwidth management as well as malware detection and blocking. ®

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