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  • NEW YORK, April 15- The abrupt firing of Symantec Corp Chief Executive Officer Steve Bennett last month is attracting activist investors and private equity firms to the U.S. security software maker, in a development that could potentially lead to its breakup or sale, sources familiar with the situation said.

  • He said he saw the space as an "arms race" as cyber security players such as Palo Alto, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd and FireEye Inc are all in the process of building out their product wings. Palo Alto and FireEye have been acquiring companies to strengthen their security software offerings.

  • *Backed by PE firms Francisco Partners, Sequoia Capital. Campbell, California- based Barracuda's shares opened at $22.20 and touched a high of $23.77 in morning trading, valuing the company at $1.19 billion. Its rivals include Symantec Corp, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, CommVault Systems Inc and Intel Corp's McAfee unit.

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    SAN CARLOS, Calif.-- Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. said Wednesday that its third-quarter net income and revenue grew thanks to growing demand for its Internet security software.

  • Oct 11- Check Point Software Technologies Ltd:. *Needham cuts Check Point Software Technologies Ltd to hold rating. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.

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