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)
If nothing else, HP Thursday morning made Dell's proposed acquisition of 3PAR
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
Anyway, Dell says 3PAR has accepted its amended offer and that if the obscure
little company walks away this time it's going... (more)
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)
"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:
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
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)