Reuters: Network security needs spurs new mergers and acquisitions

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(Reuters) – Advanced hacking attacks by groups such as Anonymous and the prevalence of mobile devices like Apple Inc’s iPhone are spurring demand for more sophisticated protection, making niche network security firms prime takeover targets, analysts and experts said.

“Mergers and acquisitions will become more prominent,” said Ben Ramirez, an analyst at Frost and Sullivan. “Predators will be those with high capital expenditures and high market share and the prey will be those that have little market share and weak product diversification.”

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