Raytheon today announced the acquisition of cyber security company Pikewerks. The purchase is intended to help Raytheon provide security functionality to customers in the intelligence, defense and commercial sectors.

"Raytheon did not disclose the terms, but the company said the deal would not 'materially' impact its company sales or earnings per share in the fourth quarter of 2011 or fiscal year 2012," writes Computerworld's Grant Gross. "This is the ninth cybersecurity-related acquisition Raytheon has made since 2007."

"Among Pikewerks' products are Electronic Armor, an anti-exploitation software tool that protects executable files, and Second Look, a software capability for live forensic analysis of operating system," Gross writes.

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