More on Intel: Security software firm acquired

Intel (INTC) has bought Sensory Networks, a developer of pattern-matching software for security hardware, for $20M.

Sensory's software runs on both Intel/AMD (x86) CPUs and rival architectures. Its core product, a matching engine called HyperScan, addresses antivirus, intrusion prevention, and deep packet inspection applications, among others; corporate interest in cybersecurity has been picking up this year.

Many security hardware vendors use either custom ASICs or processors from Intel rivals such as Cavium (CAVM). Sensory's software gives Intel another product to bundle.with its CPU offerings for this market. It might also be integrated with the security hardware offered by Intel's Stonesoft unit (acquired in May).

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  • justaminute
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    More non-core businesses that can sell off in 5 years.
    30 Sep 2013, 10:41 PM Reply Like
  • jumpnjoey77
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    For .08 on the $.
    1 Oct 2013, 03:18 AM Reply Like
  • jumpnjoey77
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    Intel is getting so disjointed it is turning into a real mess.
    1 Oct 2013, 03:18 AM Reply Like
  • berloe
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    So tell me again- why did they pay ~7Billion for McAfee?


    I am done with INTC.
    From F.A.S.T Graphs- over fifteen years-
    10,000 invested in-
    INTC now 8000
    MSFT now 9000
    PG now 17,000
    JNJ now 20,000
    MCD now 25,000
    not counting fifteen years of dividends.
    1 Oct 2013, 10:34 AM Reply Like
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