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Short Take: Symantec acquires Ghost for $27.5 million

Symantec purchased the assets of Binary Research Limited, the Auckland, New Zealand, company that developed Ghost, a disk-cloning program. The $27.5 million acquisition provides Symantec with a software tool for configuring multiple PCs according to the same specifications. Symantec plans to incorporate Ghost into upcoming versions of its popular Norton Utilities.

Symantec purchased the assets of Binary Research Limited, the Auckland, New Zealand, company that developed Ghost, a disk-cloning program. The $27.5 million acquisition provides Symantec with a software tool for configuring multiple PCs according to the same specifications. Symantec plans to incorporate Ghost into upcoming versions of its popular Norton Utilities.