• A rumored sale of its security business would be a major mistake for Intel.
• Intel Security has strong legacy products, promising new ones, winning leadership and strategy, and presents synergistic opportunities key to Intel’s future.
I’m not sure what surprised me more: Sunday’s Financial Times report that Intel was exploring a sale of its security division, or that industry observers and partners alike seem to be either indifferent or actually in favor of such a dramatic move.
Current Analysis believes a sale of Intel Security or its assets would be a mistake, for a variety of reasons. Here’s a brief look at the value Intel Security provides its parent: