HP buys ArcSight for $1.5 billion

HP will offer $43.50 per share for security software vendor ArcSight; plus more daily news.

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HP buys security firm ArcSight
Hewlett Packard has agreed to buy security software vendor ArcSight for $1.5 billion (£975m). HP will offer $43.50 per share, with the deal being expected to close by the end of the calendar year. ArcSight makes software for monitoring data flows and stopping identify hackers and fraud.

Novell reveals Cloud Manager
Novell has released its Novell Cloud Manager, designed for extending existing data centre resources. The cloud solution enables IT administrators to package and price IT services through a customised interface.

Oracle introduces Secure Global Desktop 4.6
Oracle has introduced Secure Global Desktop 4.6, which offers servers hosted applications and desktops to client devices. According to Oracle, the new solution can keep sensitive data in the data centre behind a firewall, accessible when needed by authenticated users. The new release includes a Java-based Web client that doesn't retain cookies or use Web page cache files.

IBM ex-executive sentenced to six months imprisonment for leaking insider information
Former IBM executive Robert W. Moffat Jr. has been sentenced to six months in jail after he pleaded guilty to leaking inside information to a hedge fund consultant linked to the Galleon Group. Moffat pleaded guilty to giving material non-public information about IBM, Lenonvo and AMD to Danielle Chiesi, who he was allegedly having a relationship with.

VMware announces GA of VMware View 4.5
VMware has announced the general availability of VMware View 4.5, an enterprise-class desktop virtualisation offering. View 4.5 is designed to help organisations move their legacy desktop environments to a more modern way of managing IT.

Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor of SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.uk.

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