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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)

3PAR Prefers HP – For the Moment

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)

HTC Buying Dashwire

It's ostensibly to strengthen'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 By @BostonVC | @CloudExpo [#SaaS]

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 support. I want to extend my personal than... (more)

Announcing @Citrix Acquires @Sanbolic | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

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)

Adobe Sued After Buying EchoSign

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)