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CA buys Cheyenne Software

Computer Associates (CA) is to buy anti-virus, communications and storage management software vendor Cheyenne Software for $1.2 billion. The acquisition is the latest in a long list of purchases for the voracious US firm.

Analysts said Cheyenne's attraction lay in its strong Windows NT product line.

UK spokesmen were unavailable for comment.

Computer Associates can be contacted by telephone on 01753-577733. Cheyenne Software can be contacted by telephone on 01737-775500.