While IBM jumped into security with the acquisition of companies such as Consul, Internet Security Systems, Micromuse and Watchfire, Hewlett-Packard sat on the sidelines. This week, HP grabbed SPI Dynamics, an application security play that started a "who will HP buy next?" buzz on the mergers-and-acquisitions grapevine.
Yes, I've heard the rumors about McAfee and Symantec, but I don't believe them. McAfee is too deep into the desktop, an area that HP has continuously shied away from. Symantec has roots in desktop security as well and would also be a big pill to swallow. The debate … Read more