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May 18, 2006 at 12:35 PM

A Whale of a deal

Well, we actually don’t know how big it is because Microsoft, as usual, isn’t saying what it paid for Whale Communications, a Fort Lee, N.J.,-based provider of products that allow secure access to business applications like e-mail and CRM.

Microsoft announced the acquisition this morning. Company representatives said Whale’s technologies will be integrated into Microsoft’s broader platforms that provide secure access to business networks from personal computers, mobile devices and Internet kiosks, for example.

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