Value to be had in anti-virus acquisitions

eWeek thinks the anti-virus software market is ripe for consolidation. They cite large players reporting impressive numbers, and small players getting squeezed.

Sounds to me like large players are going to be buying small players at nice discounts. Or small players just fade away. And what about Microsoft, who is hot on the heals of independents in the anti-spyware market – will they jump on anti-virus next?