Symantec scores Imlogic

Symnatec has announced it is to acquire instant messaging vendor Imlogic to strengthen its portfolio of security solutions.

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By  Andy Tillett Published  January 15, 2006

Symnatec has announced it is to acquire instant messaging vendor Imlogic to strengthen its portfolio of security solutions. The acquisition is to close shortly pending regulatory approvals. Symantec says the acquisition makes it the sole provider of full solutions for messaging security and archiving. Instant messaging is a real time communications tool that is being adopted by an increasing number of enterprises across the world, as well as being a popular communication tool in the consumer segment. “With the best-of-breed instant messaging management and compliance software from Imlogic, Symantec will be the first and only vendor to offer a complete security and archiving solution to help customers manage all their messaging requirements,” said Enrique Salem, senior VP security products and solutions at Symantec. New forms of communications such as instant messaging are being subjected to the same government, legal, and business requirements to retain and retrieve as e-mail in some countries making them a target for attack within an enterprise network. “Our customers have asked us for a holistic management tool to control all real-time collaboration and keep it highly available, compliant, and secure,” said Francis deSouza, president and CEO at Imlogic. “They understand the requirements for messaging security and a number of them are already using our solutions in combination with Symantec solutions.” Instant messaging networks are increasingly evolving beyond text messaging and file sharing and can offer voice over IP (VoIP) services for free calling between clients. Previous to the acquisition, Symantec and Imlogic have enjoyed a strong relationship, partnering to deliver comprehensive solutions for protecting instant messaging from Internet threats, malware and spam, also research analysts from both companies have collaborated to address the exponential growth of instant messaging and peer to peer threats on the internet.

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