E-Commerce Times Talkback
See Full Story
Consolidation is a common theme in the IT sector, with IBM's purchase of Unica, Dell and HP's pursuit of 3PAR, and Intel's planned acquisition of security specialist McAfee standing as the most recent moves. Do such deals have anything in common? Sometimes.
Large IT vendors tend to grow in two ways; by developing new products and technologies themselves or by acquiring firms with innovative products or technologies. This is no either/or proposition -- the best vendors pursue both approaches, and corporate acquisitions are anything but one-size-fits-all propositions.
The problem with a hardware based chip for security is once its cracked your done. Software based can change with ease and that is why this Intel McAfee thing will never work correctly. It also ties you to one security option which I think could be a cause for other Security makers to file a complaint. What would be nice is to have hardware set aside with dedicated CPU and memory for security on a computer. That way resources would not be tied up. This could be a good thing between Intel and McAfee but I have my doubts.