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said Monday it's in advanced discussions for the potential sale of its security appliances business to a financial investor.

Nokia, the world's top cell phone maker, also said it plans to cease developing or marketing its own behind-the-firewall business mobility solutions.

Nokia said it would reallocate certain technologies and expertise to the company's new consumer push e-mail service. Nokia said it plans to form its enterprise solutions offering by combining Nokia devices and applications with software solutions from companies such as


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