Trend Micro International has announced the close of an agreement to acquire
TippingPoint from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Trend Micro TippingPoint
solutions are immediately available to bring customers comprehensive threat
intelligence and protection for current and zero-day vulnerabilities and
"We are very excited to see this agreement come to fruition as it
demonstrates our ongoing commitment to enterprise security," said Eva Chen,
CEO, Trend Micro. "With the addition of TippingPoint, Trend Micro provides
customers with the unmatched ability to respond to known and unknown threats,
exploits and vulnerabilities across the entire attack lifecycle. Trend Micro
is now in a unique position to deliver these integrated, layered capabilities
to address the complex network security challenges facing global companies
Trend Micro TippingPoint inclu... (more)
Late Friday night when sensible people on the East Coast were either in bed
or in their cups, 3PAR's board sent out a message saying it had decided that
HP's offer Friday of $30 a share was "superior" to the $27 bid 3PAR had
accepted from Dell early Friday morning.
It said that it had notified Dell that it intends to terminate their merger
agreement in three business days.
That's 3PAR's way of telling Dell, which has the right to match HP's 30 bucks
and take precedence, to put up or shut up.
Dell Saturday repeated that it was thinking and would "make our intent known
at an appro... (more)
It's ostensibly to strengthen HTCSense.com's hand in mobile cloud services
since the five-year-old company's Dashworks platform offers mobile and web
applications for setting up and personalizing smartphones and tablets, and
synchronizing content across multiple devices.
However, it's suspected HTC, currently in a multi-front wrestling match with
Apple over Android, wants Dashwire at least as much for its patents. Dashwire
bought patents off of Nathan Myhrvold's Intellectual Ventures back at the
beginning of April but only for defensive purposes.
HTC last month agreed to buy S3 G... (more)
2014 Pacific Crest SaaS Survey – Part 1
For the third year in a row, we worked together with Pacific Crest
Securities, an investment banking firm with a specific focus on SaaS, to
survey 306 SaaS companies.
This represents nearly double the # of respondents from last year, giving us
deeper benchmarking data and insights to share on the growth and operations
of the companies in this space.
We also welcome this year the participation of OpenView, an expansion stage
venture capital firm specializing in B2B Software, who brought additional
I want to extend my personal than... (more)
Citrix announced on Monday that is has completed its acquisition of Sanbolic,
a provider of workload-oriented storage virtualization technologies. Sanbolic
technology enables customers to software-define storage to optimize the
delivery of application-specific workloads, from any media type – SSD,
Flash and hard drives in NAS, SAN, server-side and cloud deployments –
improving storage load balancing, application availability and delivering the
highest-performance end-user experience. The acquisition of this robust set
of workload-oriented infrastructure technologies, combined wit... (more)
On Monday Adobe said that it had acquired EchoSign, a start-up in the
electronic signatures business. Price wasn't disclosed but the outfit had
raised at least $8.5 million from the venture capitalists.
Adobe said it was going to move the e-sign widgetry into its online document
exchange services platform, which is used for document access, review and
approval. It also said it would integrate it with its document services like
SendNow for managed file transfer, FormsCentral for forms creation and
CreatePDF for online PDF creation.
The acquisition had EchoSign founder and CEO Jaso... (more)