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On McAfee

McAfee was in the business with IPS. They didn't have a firewall. Because of the architectural paradigm shift, anybody who doesn't have a firewall has an existential threat -- not overnight, but over time. Those businesses will decline steadily for a long time.

McAfee had this IPS technology, which was getting beaten badly by Sourcefire. They are smart people over there [at McAfee]. They understand the architectural paradigm shift. They said we better get a firewall because things are going to the firewall. They chose to buy the leading Finnish firewall provider -- no disrespect to Stonesoft -- but are global organizations going to give their network to them from a firewall capability perspective? Maybe, but that is a multi, multi, multi-year journey, as we can attest to.