CA buys PestPatrol

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Aug 17, 2004

CA splashes out on anti-spyware technology.

Computer Associates has announced its acquisition of PestPatrol, a privately-held provider of anti-spyware software.

CA will market the PestPatrol technology - which detects and removes spyware, adware, Trojan horses, DoS attack agents and other backdoor web-based threats from individual and networked PCs - as eTrust PestPatrol, and will incorporate it into its eTrust Threat Management software portfolio.

The PestPatrol Center for Pest Research, which currently provides free advice on how to delete malicious code and prevent infection, will be incorporated into CA's Security Advisor service.

Like competitor McAfee Inc.'s acquisition of Foundstone, Computer Associates completed its transaction in cash, although the financial terms of the deal have not been revealed.

Following announcement of the transaction the Computer Associates share price rose by 15 cents.

Posted on 17 August 2004 by Virus Bulletin




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