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Aug 20 2010   3:19PM GMT

Intel to acquire McAfee for 7.68 billion.

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Something quite interesting… looks like Intel will use McAfee to scan at the bit level with vPro.

In a statement, Intel said the acquisition reflects that security is now a fundamental component of online computing. Intel wants to bring computing security down to the chipset level, calling it “hardware-enhanced security,” and Intel will make security a strategic priority for the company alongside performance and energy-efficiency.

They say that McAfee will still act as its own company reporting to Intel’s Software and Services Group.

Read the whole story here.

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