It took six months, but Networks Associates Inc looks like it's finally managed to bring McAfee.com Corp, the anti-virus service provider it spun out in 1999, back into the fold. The final purchase price is about $200m, and after the deal closed Friday McAfee.com ceased to exist as a separate company.
The plan now, according to a company spokesperson, is to merge McAfee.com into NAI's McAfee Security division. This business will be split into two units, one focusing on the consumer space, one on the enterprise. Bill Kerrigan, a 19-year IBM veteran, has been hired to run McAfee Consumer, which will comprise retail sales and McAfee.com.
News source: The Reg
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