The rules of security are changing, and with its bid to buy Utimaco, Sophos is just one company looking to round out its offerings.
The U.S. provider of Internet security software says it will offer a 92 percent premium for the shares of Utimaco Safeware AG.
More DRM blues around digital music. MobileMe: improving but still not perfect. Gauging the odds for the latest Google wannabe.
With its culture of secrecy, Apple seems to prefer one-off deals. But regardless of how it decides to encrypt iPhones, it will need to work with major management vendors.
The recession might slow innovation and business in many sectors, but information security will continue to be a dominant priority for tech companies in 2009.
IT security budgets remain tight. One major exception, however, is the willingness of companies to pay for full disk encryption for laptops.
The strategy to bundle SafeBoot's full-disk encryption into McAfee's PC security software is a sound one, but it's still hard to justify the $350 million sale price.
Three new storage encryption standards were proposed by the Trusted Computing Group. Will they mean the end of software encryption?