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EMC buys NetWitness after its impressive hack smackdown

Like Viktor Kiam, so impressed with tech that it bought firm

By John Leyden, 5 Apr 2011

EMC has announced its acquisition of network security monitoring and analysis platform outfit NetWitness. Financial terms of the deal, announced Monday, were undisclosed.

NetWitness helped EMC's RSA division in the aftermath of the latter's high profile hack last month. Post acquisition, NetWitness will become a core component of RSA's advanced security management products and services group.

Upcoming tech from NetWitness includes Spectrum, a product designed to replicate the knowledge, process and workflow of malware analysts. The technology is designed to foil strains of so-called zero-day malware, strains of Trojan malware not yet detected by anti-virus software. ®

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