Security mergers set to benefit buyers

Monday, 17 July 2006, 3:22 PM EST

Consolidation in IT security continued last week as Secure Computing announced a $273.6m deal to merge with CipherTrust, and SurfControl bought BlackSpider Technologies.

Secure Computing acquired firewall and content-filtering company CyberGuard in January this year. Once CipherTrust’s TrustedSource technology is on board, it aims to deliver the industry’s first system integrating reputation-based firewall/unified threat management, web gateway and identity and access control, said chief executive John McNulty in a statement.

At IT Week.

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