HP Bolsters ProCurve Arm With Colubris Acquisition

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Jim Manico, OWASP Global Board Member

August 11, 2008

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HP is expanding its presence in the wireless space with a definitive agreement to acquire Colubris Networks, a Waltham, Mass.-based provider of wireless networks.Colubris' product line, which includes tools for wireless integrated access, management and security products, as well as 802.11n capabilities, will be integrated into HP's ProCurve Networking division. HP ProCurve, the world's second-largest enterprise LAN networking vendor behind Cisco Systems, already offers network switching and routing products to such verticals as hospitality, transportation, health care, manufacturing, service provider and education. Financial terms of the deal, expected to close by the end of October, were not disclosed.

"The acquisition of Colubris Networks will strengthen ProCurve?s hardware, management platform and services, significantly improving the overall performance capabilities of both wired and wireless networks," said HP ProCurve SVP and GM Marius Haas, in a statement.

The HP-Colubris buy comes just days after a memo obtained by Everything Channel revealed HP's teaming with CDW to sell to SMBs.ChannelWeb

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Jim Manico

OWASP Global Board Member

Jim Manico is a Global Board Member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP's AppSecUSA<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/> conferences represent the nonprofit's largest outreach efforts to advance its mission of spreading security knowledge, for more information and to register, see here<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/?page_id=534>. Jim is also the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He has a 18 year history building software as a developer and architect. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications<http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Clad-Java-Building-Secure-Applications/dp/0071835881> from McGraw-Hill and founder of Brakeman Pro. Investor/Advisor for Signal Sciences.

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