Intent on beefing up its security offerings, McAfee is adding another company to its mix. McAfee announced on Friday an agreement to buy Solidcore Systems, a vendor of whitelisting technology.
McAfee will pay $33 million upfront to acquire privately held Solidcore, with the promise of an extra $14 million if Solidcore hits certain performance targets.
Solidcore's whitelisting technology combats viruses, worms, and other malware by allowing only approved, preauthorized software to run on servers, mobile, devices, and other computer systems. Cupertino, Calif.-based Solidcore's products also help customers protect ATMs, cash registers, and other systems used in the … Read more