iroc_eater writes "Dell today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SonicWALL, Inc., a leader in advanced network security and data protection. SonicWALL’s industry-leading Next-Generation Firewalls and Unified Threat Management (UTM) Firewalls complement Dell’s security solutions portfolio, enabling it to offer customers a broader range of enterprise offerings.
John Swainson, president of Dell Software Group says "We are building a strategic software portfolio to address the needs of our customers with key assets in fast-growing and highly profitable IT security solutions business. Our customers see security as a key IT concern for the foreseeable future. SonicWALL gives Dell access to unique intellectual property resources and technology that position us well in fast-growing parts of the software security business.""
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