Arik Hesseldahl

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Dell to Acquire SonicWall for $1.2 Billion

Hardware giant Dell said it will acquire SonicWall, a privately held maker of network security gear, for a reported $1.2 billion. SonicWall had been publicly held from 1999 through 2010, when it was taken private in a $717 million buyout led by the private equity firm Thoma Bravo and the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan. SonicWall had projected annual sales of about $220 million that year.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik