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Connectivity Briefs: Check Point, TD Waterhouse, McAfee

Connectivity Briefs: Check Point, TD Waterhouse, McAfee

Check Point Ports to HP

Check Point Software Technologies has announced a deal with Hewlett-Packard that will see the two companies work together to port several Check Point security products to HP operating systems. The companies will work together to bring Check Point's Firewall-1, VPN-1 and Firewall-1 Secure Server products to HP's HP-UX 64-bit operating system for the Intel Itanium 2 processor. The software is slated to be ported to the platform and able to run on HP Itanium 2-based servers by the first quarter of 2003. The companies will also discuss further ports, including to HP's line of "blade" servers, depending on customer demand.

Share trading goes wireless

Financial services firm TD Waterhouse has launched a new service through which investors can make transactions on the stock market via wireless handheld phones. The broker partnered Vodafone, which provided access to its GPRS network, and Airloom, which developed the software for the solution, to provide investors with a full range of wireless trading services. These include live stock quotes, watch lists, account history and balance, order entry and order status.

McAfee says ‘no' to NAI

The special committee of the board of directors of McAfee.com has again recommended that its shareholders vote against the proposed deal in which parent company Network Associates would purchase the 25 per cent of shares in McAfee.com that it does not already own. This is despite an increase in the offer from 0.78 of a NAI share for each outstanding share of McAfee.com to 0.90 of a NAI share. The new offer "significantly undervalues" McAfee.com, according to a statement released by the company. McAfee.com's committee rejected the deal because the company is experiencing strong subscription growth in its managed security services business, and because of a decline in IT spending in NAI's target market.


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