VMware acquires Carbon Black for $2.1B and Pivotal for $2.7 billion

VMware acquires Carbon Black for $2.1B and Pivotal for $2.7 billion

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  1. Hopefully they put carbon black where it belongs… In the bin!
    Great way to turn even the most powerful pcs into something that resembles a computer with a Pentium 3 installed.

  2. Hopefully they don’t ruin Protect/Bit9. It’s one of the better Whitelisting tools. And while it doesn’t seem to get a ton of dev time, it’s pretty good and mostly stable.

  3. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/22/vmware-acquires-carbon-black-for-2-1b-and-pivotal-for-2-7-billion/) reduced by 61%. (I’m a bot)
    > "Building on another solid quarter, we are thrilled about announcing our intent to acquire Pivotal and Carbon Black," said VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger in today's announcement.

    > "Today marks an exciting milestone for Carbon Black, VMware and the entire cybersecurity industry," said Patrick Morley, CEO, Carbon Black, in the announcement.

    > "We now have the opportunity to seamlessly integrate Carbon Black's cloud-native endpoint protection platform into all of VMware's control points. This type of bold move is exactly what the IT and security industries have been looking to see for a very long time. We look forward to working with the VMware team to continue delivering a modern security cloud platform to customers around the world. Additionally, we're pleased that today's transaction provides Carbon Black's shareholders with immediate and substantial value.”

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