Intel Acquires Sensory Networks for $20 million


Sensory Networks, an Australian software company has reportedly been purchased to the tune of $2o million by chip-making giant Intel in acquisition that is bound to raise a few eye brows regarding Intel’s future plans since it does not explicitly major in what Sensory Networks is known for unless it is for internal purposes which is highly unlikely. On the other hand, it makes sense because Intel’s recent acquisitions have all been about security (McAfee and Stonesoft).

Sensory Networks makes pattern matching and acceleration software technology that is used in firewalls and to detect email spam and viruses.

The company was started in Australia in the year 2003 but currently operates from Palo Alto in the US. The company’s software could be incorporated into McAfee which is also currently owned by Intel.