Updating anti virus software
On April 2, 2003, Mc Afee acquired Intru Vert Networks for 0 million.
According to Network World, "Intru Vert's technology focus is on intrusion-prevention, which entails not just detecting attacks, but blocking them.
Network Associates was formed in 1997 as a merger of Mc Afee Associates, Network General, PGP Corporation and Helix Software.
The company restructured in 2004, beginning with the sale of its Magic Solutions business to Remedy, a subsidiary of BMC Software early in the year.
Solidcore was a maker of software that helped companies protect ATMs and other specialized computers.
The acquisition integrated Solidcore's whitelisting and compliance enforcement mechanisms into the Mc Afee product line.
Not that it's overtly bad – although it does tail behind just about every third-party antivirus solution – but because it has a big target painted on it for attackers.
On September 22, 2008, Mc Afee announced an agreement to acquire Secure Computing, a company specializing in network security hardware, services, and software products.
The acquisition expanded Mc Afee's business in securing networks and cloud computing services to offer a more comprehensive brand of products.
The deal closed on November 19, 2008 at a price of 7 million.
On July 31, 2008, Mc Afee announced it would acquire Reconnex, a maker of data protection appliances and software.