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 Hi/fn (HIFN) acquires Apptitude


   *  Amount:         $42 million


   *  Terms:            cash and stock

   *  Premium:        1.2 million shares/$20 million cash


   *  Industry:        Internet services


   *  Scorecard:      B


    LOS GATOS, May 15--Network security company Hi/fn announced plans to acquire Apptitude, which provides Internet traffic analysis for developers of network infrastructure devices, for around $42 million in cash and stock. Los Gatos-based Hi/fn said it would exchange around 1.2