August 21st, 2004, 03:39 PM
CA Buys Pest Patrol
Computer Associates is low-man on the antivirus totem pole with something like 3% marketshare worldwide, but they still have a fairly broad range of security products and services.
This past week they expanded that portfolio with the purchase of the anti-spyware program Pest Patrol.
CA Press Release
August 21st, 2004, 05:22 PM
Seems like consolidation happens in spurts. McAfee announced a buy-out of Foundstone on the 16th. Something like $84 in cash. Not bad for a five-year-old company.
Official press release here:
August 21st, 2004, 05:27 PM
Yeah- I think the McAfee / Foundstone thing is much bigger news. Both parties are bigger than the two parties in the CA / Pest Patrol thing.
I spoke with Stuart McClure about the purchase and what it means to him, his team, their tools and seminars and the Hacking Exposed books- which the Foundstone execs and management have written the majority of. You can read my article on it here: Foundstone Acquired By McAfee
August 21st, 2004, 05:30 PM
Good article, offers more insight than the rank-and-file press release. I took two of Foundstone's courses (Hacking Exposed, and Incident Response) over the past few months. Good stuff, I wonder if it'll change any in either content or direction..