Top 10 Security Acquisitions of 2011

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    Ericka Chickowski

Dell SecureWorks

Dell SecureWorks

Close Date: FebruaryPrice: $612 millionClosed right at the start of the year, this deal gives Dell a mature portfolio of managed service capabilities and a better way to engage with SMB and mid-market customers thirsting for turnkey security offerings.
While IT security merger and acquisitions activity has slowed down since 2010, this year nevertheless saw some noteworthy deals close. Not only did we see some major plays for managed security services dominance, but also purchases that will have significance on the realms of security monitoring and cloud security in the year to come. From Dell to McAfee to Symantec to IBM, plenty of deals were done in 2011 as vendors sought to strengthen their hands in the always growing security market. Here's a look at some of the top IT security M&A deals of 2011.
This article was originally published on 2012-01-04