Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Aug 2010 17:54 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Intel Chalk this one up on the 'uh, what?'-list of acquisitions. Intel announced today that it has acquired Mcafee, the security and antivirus company we all know and love. The press release is a bit vague on why, exactly, Intel made this rather odd acquisition.
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RE[2]: Not good
by pabloski on Thu 19th Aug 2010 18:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Not good"
pabloski
Member since:
2009-09-28

I agree but http://www.kaspersky.com/news?id=207576021

Why not kaspersky then? Kaspersky already has the technology.

Mcafee is not so good after all, it is a mediocre antivirus.

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RE[3]: Not good
by vivainio on Thu 19th Aug 2010 18:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Not good"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


Why not kaspersky then? Kaspersky already has the technology.


I'm pretty sure Intel did their homework on this one...

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RE[3]: Not good
by Elv13 on Thu 19th Aug 2010 19:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Not good"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

But as far as I read in the news, they do more research than Karspersky and find more flaw/viruses. Just as Norten, they are so targetted by malware that it render the product useless. This would not happen if it was hardware. I am not saying it is a good AV, but it is not a mediocre firm.

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RE[3]: Not good
by Phloptical on Thu 19th Aug 2010 22:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Not good"
Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

Agreed...Kapersky, Trend Micro, NOD32....

No reason to marry themselves to the lumbering twin oafs that are Symantec and McAfee.

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RE[3]: Not good
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 20th Aug 2010 15:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Not good"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Mcaffee is a lot more profitable and it already has established relationships with many OEMs.

Its like choosing to buy Mc Donanld corp or a five star restaurant.

Companies are not solely based on the quality of their product.

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