All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘firewalls’

McAfee Set To Acquire Firewall Provider Stonesoft

Intel’s antivirus software company, McAfee, is acquiring Stonesoft. The company announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to initiate a conditional tender offer to do so. Stonewall, if you’re unfamiliar, creates firewall products. The deal is worth $389 million. McAfee President Michael DeCesare said, “With the pending addition of Stonesoft’s products and services, McAfee is making a significant investment …

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‘Unconstitutional’ LGBT Internet Filters Land School District in ACLU’s Crosshairs

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Pennsylvania have sent a letter to the Governor Mifflin School District in Shillington, PA which threatens legal action if the district doesn’t address the claims of high school student Maison Fioravante. While performing research on Governor Mifflin High School computers, Fioravante discovered that many educational LGBT sites were being blocked by …

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Dell To Acquire SonicWall, Pending Regulatory Approval

Dell is acquiring security company and firewall-builder SonicWall. Dell says the company’s next-gen and Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewalls will help it bolster its security solutions portfolio. “We are building a strategic software portfolio to address the needs of our customers with key assets in the fast-growing and highly profitable IT security solutions business,” says John Swainson, President of Dell’s …

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