Printed from http://www.electronista.com

European Commission clears Intel's buyout of McAfee

updated 01:50 pm EST, Wed January 26, 2011

Intel buyout of McAfee gets nod from Europe

The European Commission has now approved the $7.68 million buyout of McAfee by Intel. The approval required Intel's promise to ensure the interoperability of the new McAfee products with those of Intel's competitors in order to eliminate antitrust concerns. The commission praised Intel's cooperation in contrast to its resisting antitrust fines in 2009.

Intel purchased McAfee to introduce tougher hardware security in processors and more tightly integrate the chips and software in stopping security threats. In particular, Intel wants to focus on mobile devices, where security has been neglected compared to desktop systems, making them more susceptible to attacks.

The merger could lead to processors that scan for viruses and other malware. Rogue code wouldn't necessarily have the option of circumventing detection where it can with software. [via WSJ]



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Tylt Energi 2K Travel Charger

Backup batteries and device chargers are objects that many users take for granted. They often only one-dimensional in functionality, r ...

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News