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



Latest posts:

New paper: Collector-stealer: a Russian origin credential and information extractor

In a new paper, F5 researchers Aditya K Sood and Rohit Chaturvedi present a 360 analysis of Collector-stealer, a Russian-origin credential and information extractor.

VB2021 localhost videos available on YouTube

VB has made all VB2021 localhost presentations available on the VB YouTube channel, so you can now watch - and share - any part of the conference freely and without registration.

VB2021 localhost is over, but the content is still available to view!

VB2021 localhost - VB's second virtual conference - took place last week, but you can still watch all the presentations.

VB2021 localhost call for last-minute papers

The call for last-minute papers for VB2021 localhost is now open. Submit before 20 August to have your paper considered for one of the slots reserved for 'hot' research!

New article: Run your malicious VBA macros anywhere!

Kurt Natvig explains how he recompiled malicious VBA macro code to valid harmless Python 3.x code.

We have placed cookies on your device in order to improve the functionality of this site, as outlined in our cookies policy. However, you may delete and block all cookies from this site and your use of the site will be unaffected. By continuing to browse this site, you are agreeing to Virus Bulletin's use of data as outlined in our privacy policy.