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Cisco to buy Sourcefire, more network security deals seen

(Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc said on Tuesday it plans to purchase cybersecurity company Sourcefire Inc for $2.7 billion, a deal that analysts say should spark more acquisitions in the industry as large vendors seek to profit from growing demand for IT security.Full story

Cisco buys Sourcefire for $2.7 billion

  Cisco is betting on the cybersecurity boom by buying Sourcefire for $2.7 billion. Daniel Ives, FBR Capital Markets, thinks this is a game-changing deal.

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A Cisco office is pictured in San Diego, California

A Cisco office is pictured in San Diego, California November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake