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Raytheon forms defense-grade security unit with $1.9 billion Websense buy

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    Defense contractor Raytheon is purchasing Websense, which it plans to combine with its own security unit to create a new, separately operated business to battle criminal networks and state-funded espionage.

    Today's Internet attacks "are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and are being perpetuated by state sponsored groups, criminal organizations, hacktivists and insiders," said David Wajsgras, president of Raytheon intelligence, information and services business, in a conference call Monday announcing the acquisition. "Our goal is to provide defense-grade solutions that allow our customers defend against [attacks], detect them early, decide how to counter and defeat such attacks in real-time."

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