Industry Views: Wireless, compliance two drivers of strong investment in IT security

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Industry Views: Wireless, compliance two drivers of strong investment in IT security

Security remains a key growth area for venture capital investment and shows no sign of slowing down. Although the IPO market may be weak (as it is for nearly all categories of venture investment), mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are on the rise. And many new security companies are being created. Think about these compelling statistics:

  Venture capital (VC) firms invested more than $1 billion in 115 startups in 2005, according to the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Of those, nearly one-fourth were for first-round financings in startup companies. In 2005, there were 100 M&A transactions involving ...

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