IN BRIEF: Palm Pre available in Canada in late August

Bell Mobility has announced it will begin shipping Palm Inc.’s Pre smart phone on Aug. 27.

Bell announced in May it would be the exclusive Canadian carrier of Palm’s answer to Apple Inc.’s iPhone. At the time, the carrier said only that the phone would be available in the second half of 2009.

Due to anticipated demand for the phone, Bell will be taking preorders at

The Pre will be the first phone available in Canada to run Palm’s WebOS operating system, which features a touchscreen interface and the ability to run multiple programs simultaneously.

The phone will cost $199 with a three-year contract, or $599 without a contract with at least a 500MB data plan.

McAfee to buy MX Logic

McAfee Inc. says it will buy managed e-mail and Web security firm MX Logic Inc. for $140 million. The deal will also feature an additional $30 million in earn-outs if certain performance targets are met, according to the company.

The privately owned MX Logic provides cloud-based e-mail, Web security, e-mail archiving and continuity services. The company has 40,000 customers and more than four million end-users.

Symantec announces threat analysis program

Symantec Corp. has announced its Cyber Threat Analysis Program (CTAP), which it calls a comprehensive approach to gathering security intelligence.

Symantec analysts at client sites synthesize customer data, public data and CTAP data from Symantec’s global repositories to provide phishing, spam, data leakage and virus intelligence and reports.

Pricing for the program varies with the number analysts retained by the customer.

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