Juniper Networks recently announced the acquisition of Web application security firm Mykonos Software for approximately $80 million in cash.

"Mykonos develops technology designed to secure websites and web applications from advanced hacker attacks," writes The Register's John Leyden. "The software uses 'deception-based technology' that uses honeypotting to detect and divert attacks."

"Juniper aims to use the technology to go on the offensive against hackers as well as making systems protected by Mykonos too much trouble and effort to crack into for profit-motivated cybercrooks," Leyden writes.

Go to "Juniper buys Mykonos to beat off web app attacks" to read the details.

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