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Sophos to acquire UTM specialist Astaro

Deal will combing Sophos endpoint solutions with Astaro's network security range

Sophos to acquire UTM specialist Astaro
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Security company Sophos has announced that it will acquire UTM provider Astaro.

The deal will combine Sophos end point solutions with network security solutions from privately-held Astaro, the fourth largest provider of UTM solutions.

Financial terms of the deal were not revealed.

The deal will allow Sophos to offer an end-to-end range of solutions, covering network and endpoint, with leading solutions, according to the company, and will also give partners a complete and differentiated range of security solutions and services.

"The combination of Astaro's comprehensive portfolio of network security solutions alongside our endpoint, mobile, and email and web threat and data protection capabilities will enable us to continue to deliver on our vision of providing complete security without complexity wherever the user and company data resides," said Steve Munford, CEO, Sophos.

"Demand for network security solutions with more comprehensive and high-quality protection is accelerating fast, and yet companies are struggling with the complexity of multiple security solutions to serve these needs," said Jan Hichert, CEO, Astaro. "We are excited to join forces with Sophos, as we share a common mission and passion for providing the most comprehensive security solutions that are also easy to use. Together, we will deliver to customers the ability to apply consistent security and web and application controls regardless of where the user is or where the network boundary may lie."

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