Archives for July 2012

Dell to Buy Quest Software for $2.4 billion

To strengthen its software business, Dell announced plans to acquire Quest Software for $2.4 billion. Round Rock-based Dell, which started out as a PC company in 1984, has recently begun to diversify into more software and solutions products. Dell recently launched its software group. Quest’s software products and technology will only strengthen Dell’s move to […]

Ixia Buys Austin-based BreakingPoint Systems

Ixia, a provider of IP and wireless network test systems, announced today its acquisition of Austin-based BreakingPoint Systems, a security testing firm, for $160 million in cash. The deal is expected to close by the end of September pending regulatory approvals. BreakingPoint’s security products allow Ixia to offer its customers a strong defense against Cyber […]