Cyber Security Giant, Norton Purchases Avast For Over $8bn


US cybersecurity giant NortonLifeLock has agreed to buy Czech rival Avast for more than $8 billion (6.7 billion euros) to create a leading cyber consumer business, the pair announced on Wednesday.

“This transaction is a huge step forward for consumer cyber safety and will ultimately enable us to achieve our vision to protect and empower people to live their digital lives safely,” Norton chief executive Vincent Pilette said in a joint statement.


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