HP Close to Acquiring ArcSight, Says Report

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Hewlett-Packard, which recently trumped Dell in a fierce bidding war for data storage company 3PAR, is now said to have cybersecurity firm ArcSight in its sights. According to a Wall Street Journal report, citing anonymous sources, a deal could be announced as early as Monday . The report suggests that the deal could be worth around $1.5 billion, but that is just speculation. The Journal had earlier identified HP, Oracle and IBM as potential suitors for the the Cupertino-based enterprise security management company that boasts more than 1,000 customers around the world.

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