Andrew Maxwell

Intel Buys McAfee for $7.68 Billion

August 19, 2010

This morning Intel announced that they will be buying McAfee anti-virus software for $7.68 billion.

This may be a lot of money, but I believe that this is a great move on Intel’s part. Internet speeds are getting faster, hackers are getting smarter and currently all anti-virus software is somewhat reactive rather than being defensive. Bringing anti-virus protecting to the hardware can add an even stronger barrier of entry for viruses to get on your computer, add software anti-virus protection on top of that and you’ve got a very secure machine.

What are your thoughts? Do you think Intel owning McAfee is a good move and do you think it will actually help us as the end user?

To find out more read the PCMag article –,2817,2368009,00.asp

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