EMC Corporation, a leader in information management and storage, and RSA Security Inc., a leader in protecting and managing identities and digital assets, announced a definitive agreement for EMC to acquire RSA. Under the terms of the agreement, EMC will pay $28.00 per share in cash in exchange for each share of RSA and the assumption of outstanding options, for an aggregate purchase price of slightly less than $2.1 billion, net of RSA's existing cash balance. EMC's acquisition of RSA brings together two market leaders with a shared vision for helping organizations of all sizes securely manage their information throughout its lifecycle. The acquisition adds industry-leading identity and access management solutions and encryption and key management software to EMC's expanding, information-centric security portfolio. The acquisition is expected to be completed late in the third quarter or early in the fourth quarter of 2006, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.
RSA provides technologies to secure information no matter where it resides or travels inside or outside of an organization and throughout its lifecycle. With industry-leading authentication, access control, and encryption solutions, RSA helps organizations of all sizes ensure the authenticity and protection of people, information and transactions.
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