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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 exploits. "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 today." Trend Micro TippingPoint inclu... (more)

Dell Tops HP's Bid for 3PAR – Just Barely

If nothing else, HP Thursday morning made Dell's proposed acquisition of 3PAR more expensive. That was when Dell sweetened HP's unexpected $24-a-share bid on Monday for the virtualized storage house by 30 cents to $1.53 billion, up from the $1.15 billion that 3PAR accepted from Dell last week. HP now has to decide whether to raise again, a move that would presumably be conditioned on getting any advance to stick. See, Dell's got perpetual matching rights. Anyway, Dell says 3PAR has accepted its amended offer and that if the obscure little company walks away this time it's going... (more)

Novell Sale May Fall Through: Reuters

It’s unlikely that anybody in the industry needs three anonymous Reuters sources to tell them that NetWare has been the donkey on the bridge holding up the sale of Novell for lo the six months the company’s been in play. Everybody has known for years and years that that thing has been an albatross around Novell’s neck. Heck, if Novell had been able to solve its NetWare problem it wouldn’t have bought SUSE Linux. Anyway, Reuters says that Novell can’t get whatever ridiculous price it’s demanding for the little bloodsucker and that if it can’t unload the thing at its valuation it m... (more)

Cloud Computing: Time Warner Cable Acquires NaviSite

"We look forward to powering Time Warner Cable’s development of innovative managed and cloud services for its commercial customers," said R. Brooks Borcherding, President and CEO of NaviSite, as it was announced that Cloud Expo 2010  Sponsor & Exhibitor NaviSite had been acquired by Time Warner Cable for $230 million. "Our valued customers can rest assured knowing that NaviSite and Time Warner Cable are committed to helping them grow their businesses and to delivering the reliability, innovation, and customer service they have come to expect," Borcherding continued, adding: "On... (more)

SAP Buys Ariba for $4.3 Billion

The consolidation fairy has struck again. SAP said late Tuesday that SAP America will be buying Ariba for about $4.3 billion, paying $45 a share, a 20% premium, for a company that had revenues of $443.9 million last year, up 38.5%. Ariba also reportedly has $196 million in the bank. Ariba’s purchase price falls in between two big recent SAP purchases: the $5.8 billion it paid for the Sybase database in 2010 and the $3.4 billion it paid for SuccessFactors and its talent management widgetry late last year. Spending like it was Oracle, SAP paid $6.8 billion for French BI house Busi... (more)

Michael Dell’s Buyout Scheme Gets ISS Backing

Michael Dell's scheme to take the company he started in his dorm room 30 years ago private for $13.65 a share got backing Monday from Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), the biggest of the shareholder advisory firms. The news, which represents a sudden about-face for ISS compared to its position last week according to Bloomberg, didn't come a moment too soon. Last Friday word leaked out that Michael and private equity house Silver Lake Partners refused to up the original $24.4 billion bid although the board's special committee, responsible for weighing offers for the company,... (more)