Sophos Acquires Astaro
Article by George Norman
On 06 May 2011
Sophos, company founded back in 1985 that specializes in providing antivirus, anti-spam, spyware removal software, network and internet security, has today announced that as part of its commitment to meet demand for complete, layered security protection, it has entered an agreement to acquire privately held provider of network security solutions and fourth largest dedicated unified threat management (UTM) provider Astaro .

“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,” stated Steve Munford, Chief Executive Officer, Sophos.

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According to Sophos, there are three main benefits to acquiring Astaro:
1. Two leading complementary security portfolios are brought together and can offer better endpoint and network security.
2. Sophos security solutions will offer complete protection to meet complex threats and malware challenges.
3. Partners will get a complete and differentiated range of security solutions and services to meet customer needs not answered in the market today.

“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,” stated Jan Hichert, Chief Executive Officer, 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.”

Sophos did not disclose information on how much it will pay to acquire Astaro. It did not mention what will happen to the 220 Astaro employees spread across 9 countries either.



Tags: Sophos, Astaro, Security, Acquisition
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