Intel, Chipzilla as some call it, seems to be big on security lately, the same way it's been trying to make inroads into the storage industry. Here it comes with the latest acquisition.
Long story short, Intel has acquired Sensory Networks, a hardware company specializing in performance technology that maps networks by looking for patterns such as spam, malware and other types of intrusions.
That's the description of Matt Barrie anyway, one of the company’s co-founders and now CEO of freelancer.com.
The company has been moving to a software model though, and now its technology can run at 160 GB/s on Intel CPUs.
And since Sensory Networks has McAfee among its clients, and which Intel bought a while ago for $7.7/€5.68 billion, Intel figured it may as well buy it too, for $20/€14.7 million. It probably won't be the last buyout of this sort, but it is the most recent.