Microsoft To Acquire Sybari Software

by CXOtoday Staff    Feb 10, 2005

Microsoft Corp. has announced that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire Sybari Software Inc., a provider of anti-virus, anti-spam and content-filtering technologies.

Sybari Software’s products provide an additional layer of messaging defense, helping stop threats before they reach end users. Its security solutions are deeply embedded within the server infrastructure they protect.

According to Microsoft, its enterprise customers can expect greater value from their security investments because a single Sybari Software product will work with multiple versions of Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes.

“Enterprise customers face a complex set of attacks through their e-mail and collaboration infrastructure,” said Mike Nash, corporate vice president of the Security Business and Technology Unit at Microsoft.

“Through this acquisition, we expect to be able to provide customers with a server-level anti-virus solution that delivers advanced file and content-filtering capabilities and the use of multiple scan engines,” added Nash.

The planned acquisition of Sybari Software is expected to essay a key part in Microsoft’s enterprise security strategy, providing anti-virus technologies that shield communications servers and supply customers with multiple-engine protection.

The security company currently caters to more than 10,000 businesses worldwide protect their messaging and collaboration servers from viruses, worms and spam.

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