Big Blue buys Watchfire

I am not quite sure if it is a good idea that smaller security vendors are being bought out by large multi-nationals. White it is laudable that IBM is buying out Watchfire to become a better balanced solution provider, it makes you wonder if it is good as a whole for the security landscape. This approach of buying up smaller security providers was seemingly pioneered by Symantec. I suppose you could say then that the goal of any startup is that of being purchased by one of the big players. That or hopefully surviving till the IPO. Either way, I think I preferred it when Watchfire was on its own, vice now being an IBM offered solution.

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