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Sophos joins free home AV crowd with Mac release

Business-focused firm takes first step into home-user arena.
Business-focused firm takes first step into home-user arena.Sophos has announced the release of a home-user edition of its Mac anti-malware solution, which is being given away free… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2010/11/sophos-joins-free-home-av-crowd-mac-release/

Grisoft acquires Exploit Prevention Labs

AVG to incorporate LinkScanner in further consolidation of security offerings.
AVG to incorporate LinkScanner in further consolidation of security offerings.Grisoft, developer of the AVG security product whose free version is widely deployed on home-user… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/12/grisoft-acquires-exploit-prevention-labs/

UK spooks spooked by possible Chinese hacking

MI5 warns of suspected corporate espionage onslaught.
MI5 warns of suspected corporate espionage onslaught. The UK security service MI5 has issued an alert to 300 leading firms, warning them to ensure best possible security measures… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/12/uk-spooks-spooked-possible-chinese-hacking/

Webroot merges with UK managed service firm

Anti-spyware firm moves into SaaS arena
Anti-spyware firm moves into SaaS arena Anti-spyware specialist Webroot has announced a merger with UK-based software-as-a-service firm Email Systems, expanding its provisions… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/11/webroot-merges-uk-managed-service-firm/

Symantec joins data leak frenzy

Vontu purchase latest move in data protection trend.
Vontu purchase latest move in data protection trend.Symantec has announced the $350 million purchase of data leak prevention firm Vontu, following several similar moves by major… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/11/symantec-joins-data-leak-frenzy/

Sophos announces plans to float

Listing on London Stock Exchange expected soon.
Listing on London Stock Exchange expected soon. The long-anticipated floatation of Sophos, one of the biggest privately owned security firms, has been announced this week, with the… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/11/sophos-announces-plans-float/

Kaspersky teams up with Bit9

Whitelisting knowledgebase to be used in future security products.
Whitelisting knowledgebase to be used in future security products. A strategic partnership has been announced between Kaspersky Labs and application control specialist Bit9. The… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/11/kaspersky-teams-bit9/

McAfee acquires website trust mark firm

ScanAlert certification system bought for $51 million.
ScanAlert certification system bought for $51 million.McAfee has bought ScanAlert, the firm behind the 'Hacker Safe' trust mark logo, carried by some 75,000 websites to indicate… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/10/mcafee-acquires-website-trust-mark-firm/

Smaller vendors question rumours of impending doom

Experts deny claims that flood of threats gives bigger firms advantage.
Experts deny claims that flood of threats gives bigger firms advantage. High levels of new malware, emerging at an ever-increasing rate, may mean smaller security firms will no… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/10/smaller-vendors-question-rumours-impending-doom/

ClamAV taken over by Sourcefire

Snort maker buys into open-source AV.
Snort maker buys into open-source AV. Open-source anti-virus product ClamAV has been acquired by Sourcefire, the US-based company behind leading open-source intrusion detection… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/08/clamav-taken-over-sourcefire/

Kaspersky shuffles structure ready for IPO

Corporate reshaping prepares company for floatation.
Corporate reshaping prepares company for floatation. Russian security experts Kaspersky Lab have announced the setting up of a board of directors to run the company, as a step… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/08/kaspersky-shuffles-structure-ready-ipo/

MessageLabs may be next takeover target

Managed services provider thought ripe for acquisition.
Managed services provider thought ripe for acquisition. Managed security specialist MessageLabs has been labelled a likely candidate for takeover by one of the industry giants, in… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/07/messagelabs-may-be-next-takeover-target/

Security industry future looks solid, say analysts

Reports predict revenues will continue rising.
Reports predict revenues will continue rising. Analyst firm Global Industry Analysts (GIA) has released its latest report on the future of the IT security market, predicting… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/07/security-industry-future-looks-solid-say-analysts/

Google buys Postini

Managed security service snapped up by giant.
Managed security service snapped up by giant. Ever-expanding web giant Google has continued its growth into both security and software-as-service spheres with the $625 million… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/07/google-buys-postini/

Kaspersky sues Rising

Feuding AV firms to fight it out in court.
Feuding AV firms to fight it out in court.Kaspersky's Chinese subsidiary has brought a court case against local rival Rising, after an escalating war of words between the two… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/07/kaspersky-sues-rising/

Symantec presenter spotted using KAV

Another update embarrassment as rival software pops up.
Another update embarrassment as rival software pops up. After the recent damaging false positive incident in China, which has led Symantec to offer free software to those hit by… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/06/symantec-presenter-spotted-using-kav/

Google buys into security

Google makes stealth purchase of security firm.
Google makes stealth purchase of security firm. Search and entertainment giant Google completed the purchase of Internet security firm GreenBorder Technologies in mid-May - but… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/05/google-buys-security/

Verizon acquires Cybertrust

ICSA Labs parent company subsumed.
ICSA Labs parent company subsumed.Verizon Business, a division of Verizon Communications has announced that it is set to acquire managed security services supplier Cybertrust. The… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/05/verizon-acquires-cybertrust/

Microsoft to beat Symantec to corporate release punch

With Forefront due out soon, Symantec's latest release suffers further delay.
With Forefront due out soon, Symantec's latest release suffers further delay.Microsoft has announced the release to manufacture of Forefront Client, the corporate implementation of… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/05/microsoft-beat-symantec-corporate-release-punch/

A new generation of Panda

Panda sells majority shareholding.
Panda sells majority shareholding. Spanish security vendor Panda Software has announced the sale of 75% of its shareholding to southern European investment group Investindustrial… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/05/new-generation-panda/

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