Rush is on to buy security companies

With Microsoft pushing further into the security space via niche acquisition and rebranding, I suspect we are going to see more and more M&A activity to counteract the gorilla’s hunger.

The latest (via The Register), Secure Computing has purchased CipherTrust, a leader in messaging security. This comes just as Microsoft and Yahoo IM networks converge, along with threats from hackers.

Another – SurfControl gets BlackSpider, which adds appliance-based on-demand network security to SurfControl’s software portfolio.

That’s two less deals for the so-called predators to get hold of, but I doubt that will slow them down much.

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