McAfee to acquire Solidcore

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   May 20, 2009

Whitelisting firm to be assimilated by security giant.

McAfee has announced the acquisition of whitelisting firm Solidcore in a deal reported to be worth a base rate of $33 million, with an additional $14 million on the table if sales targets are reached.

Solidcore, a privately owned firm founded in 2003 and based in Cupertino, California, provides a range of dynamic whitelisting technologies, with special emphasis on the embedded market, one of the prime areas for whitelisting currently. The technology will be merged into McAfee's modular line of security offerings alongside those of numerous other specialist firms snapped up of late.

The announcement of the deal is at McAfee here, with a much more detailed statement from Solidcore here. Further reports are at CNET here, eWeek here and The Register here.

Posted on 20 May 2009 by Virus Bulletin

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