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Radware Ltd. (RDWR) Message Board

  • tradintimz tradintimz Dec 15, 2010 7:57 PM Flag

    Check Point and Radware

    Check Point and Radware: Match Made in Heaven?

    It appears that there is a sort of auction process around the acquisition of Radware, between the giant companies that are expressing interest in the company's technology - Cisco (CSCO), IBM, HP (HPQ), and maybe also Riverbed (RVBD), Dell (DELL), and Juniper (JNPR). In contrast to the public bidding for 3PAR (PAR), in the case of Radware all the participants apparently prefer secrecy.

    Hacker attacks last week on financial sites of firms such as PayPal, Visa (V), and MasterCard (MA) only increased-- in my opinion-- the efforts that giant companies are making to buy companies such as Radware, which has, among other things, security platforms to prevent such attacks.

    A minute before Radware is sold to a foreign giant, I would advise Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP) CEO Gil Shwed to rise to the challenge, and utilize the mountain of cash that his company has to buy Radware, and establish an Israeli empire for network security and optimization, ahead of the new era of "cloud computing".

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