Since joining McAfee from EMC, CEO Dave DeWalt has taken the company on an industry shopping spree, grabbing security companies like Onigma, Reconnex, and SafeBoot. Recent economic turmoil hasn't dissuaded the company from continuing this trend. Monday morning, McAfee announced that it will acquire venerable Secure Computing in a transaction valued at approximately $465 million.
So what do all these acquisitions bring? Diversification. In spite of its size and brand visibility, McAfee was never a niche product company in the past--strong in endpoint security, intrusion detection/prevention, and vulnerability scanning, weak or invisible in everything else. Through acquisitions, McAfee … Read more