Dell this week announced the acquisition of unified threat management software provider SonicWALL.

"Terms were not disclosed, but Wall Street's Jefferies & Company estimated Dell paid between $1 billion and $1.5 billion in cash," writes eWeek's Chris Preimesberger.

"Acquisition of SonicWALL gives Dell a new and powerful set of products and services to compete with Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, and HP in the enterprise switching and services business," Preimesberger writes.

Go to "Dell Beefs Up Network Security by Acquiring SonicWALL" to read the details.

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