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McAfee Acquires Firewall Innovator Stonesoft

Helsinki, Finland-based Stonesoft is seen as one of the most innovative companies in the enterprise firewall software arena. This week security giant McAfee struck a deal to acquire the company for $389 million in a move that will bolster its enterprise intrusion prevention and next-generation firewall technology offerings.

Stonesoft's Evasion technology detects attempts by custom malware to avoid network detection over several layers of a corporate network. McAfee said it would use Stonesoft's products to grow its network security business, integrating the technology with other McAfee products as part of its "Security Connected" strategy.


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