M&A Transforms The World of Security

Hahn, Avital Louria
April 2005
Investment Dealers' Digest;4/4/2005, Vol. 71 Issue 13, p14
Trade Publication
The article discusses the prospects of merger and acquisition deals taking place between IT-based security providers with traditional security companies. Unions such as Lenel Systems International Inc. with United Technologies Corp. are slowly transforming the whole model of traditional security into a futuristic version that uses a smart, centralized system for such activities as monitoring an employee's building entry, computer access and elevator use through a single identity card. All of the major networking companies have announced some kind of initiative to get into the physical security market, including International Business Machines Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc.


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