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Microsoft hopes to beef up its security capabilities with the acquisition of Komoku, a developer of rootkit detection products.

Microsoft plans to add Komoku's technology into its Forefront and Windows Live OneCare products. Forefront is Microsoft's suite of enterprise security software, while OneCare is a package of security software for PC users that scans for viruses and spyware, backs up files and helps with network management.

As part of the deal, Microsoft will hire William A Arbaugh, the president and CTO of Komoku, but Microsoft doesn't plan to keep the Komoku name or product line.

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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