Microsoft to Acquire Enterprise Anti-Virus Security Provider Sybari Software

Posted by bink on February 8 2005, 11:12 PM. Posted in Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire Sybari Software Inc., a leading provider of security products that help more than 10,000 businesses worldwide protect their messaging and collaboration servers from viruses, worms and spam. Microsoft will use this acquisition to further provide its enterprise customers with new solutions to help protect them from malicious software.

"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're excited 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. In this way, customers get choice, high-quality performance and the most up-to-date protection possible."

The planned acquisition of Sybari Software will play a key part in Microsoft's enterprise security strategy, providing anti-virus technologies that shield communications servers and supply customers with multiple-engine protection that can help with increased detection rates of malicious software. In a recent ICSA Labs survey, e-mail attachments were cited as the means of infection in 88 percent of virus incidents in corporate environments, a clear indication that further innovation is required. Continue At Sourcealso:Microsoft's Sybari Experience: How the Antivirus Software Protects Microsoft's Crucial Communication and Collaboration Infrastructure