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McAfee buys Foundstone for $86m

In briefSecurity firm McAfee today announced a deal to acquire vulnerability management company Foundstone for $86m cash. Foundstone's services and technology help customers to relate IT security risks to the operation of their businesses by correlating assets with vulnerabilities and current IT security threats. Foundstone competes with vendors such as TruSecure in the vulnerability assessment and management market, which IDC reckons will be worth $1.6 bn by 2008.
16 Aug 17:44 |

EC mulls MS DRM monopoly trawl

The EC has postponed by another week whether or not to examine the monopoly implications of Microsoft and TimeWarner's control of DRM company ContentGuard. With Microsoft already judged to be a monopoly in Europe, and Time Warner's enormous media holdings, the two joint owners of the company have enormous market clout. The two giants snuggled up last spring, when Time Warner agreed to license Microsoft's DRM technology and continue to use its IE browser technology in its AOL software. (See Browser wars suit ends with death knell for Netscape)
16 Aug 17:57 |

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