NETGEAR Buying CP Secure

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Tim Higgins

Founded in 2002 and with an established engineering center in Nanjing, China, CP Secure is a leading provider of integrated security solutions. CP Secure has patent-pending stream-based scanning technology that provides real-time scanning of high-volume web and email traffic without degrading network performance.

NETGEAR will pay $14.0 million in cash for CP Secure’s assets. CP Secure will also receive a total additional payout of up to $3.5 million in cash following closure of the acquisition if it achieves certain specified objectives.

The acquisition is subject to various standard closing conditions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Following completion of the transaction, CP Secure’s Chief Executive Officer, Shuang Ji, will become NETGEAR’s Vice President of Engineering for security products.

The deal will give NETGEAR CP’s assets that include over 40 engineers, pending patents, proprietary technologies, customer base, current products, and products in development.

NETGEAR said it intends to release a full line of NETGEAR ProSecure security appliances for web, email and unified threat management incorporating CP Secure’s platform within the next 12 months.

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