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Intel Buys McAfee: M&A in IT-Web-Security Sector?

Today, Intel Corp announced it would buy security software maker McAfee (US:MFE) for USD 7.7 billion to capitalize on rising demand for better safeguards for laptops, smart phones and tablets. Intel pay for this acquisition, which was the biggest acquisition for Intel ever, a 60 percent premium to McAfee's Wednesday closing price. Do we have to revaluate business models in web security?

Here is an overview about valuation figures for five big operators in the IT-Web Security Market:

Here is a 10-Year Performance Review:

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