Intel to Buy McAfee in $7.68 Billion Deal

The WSJ:

The deal, the largest in Intel’s 42-year history, was described by the companies as evidence that security is becoming one of the fundamental pillars of computing. With Internet connections rapidly being added to consumer electronics devices, appliances, industrial equipment and other hardware, the approaches that have served to protect today’s personal computers and servers aren’t adequate, Intel and McAfee officials said.

That’s a bet on Windows; McAfee is irrelevant on every other platform.

Thursday, 19 August 2010