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Thursday, June 29, 2006

EMC on the move

HOPKINTON

Hopkinton data-storage giant EMC Corp. agreed to purchase RSA Security Inc. of Bedford for $2.1 billion, bolstering efforts by EMC and other data-storage firms to reassure clients that their information is safe.

EMC and other storage firms are trying to address worries over the insecurity of vast corporate and government databases, crammed with sensitive data about millions of people.

"Increasingly, they're seeing customers say, we want more security and we want it integrated into the products we're already purchasing from you," said Allen Kranz, an analyst at Technology Business Research, Inc. in Hampton, N.

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