Sophos Completes Acquisition of Astaro
Article by George Norman
On 27 Jul 2011
Back in May we were reporting that Sophos, company founded back in 1985 that specializes in providing antivirus, anti-spam, spyware removal software, network and internet security, entered an agreement to acquire Astaro, provider of network security solutions and the fourth largest dedicated unified threat management (UTM) provider.

Today we have to report that Sophos completed the acquisition of Astaro. Sophos explained that by acquiring network security vendor Astaro it will be able to offer coordinated, best-in-class threat and data protection offerings from every endpoint to any network boundary. By acquiring Astaro, Sophos acts according to its commitment to meet demand for complete, layered security protection. By acquiring Astaro, Sophos brings together an industry-first combination of endpoint protection with UTM.

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Sophos did not say how much it paid to acquire Astaro, nor did it say what will happen to the 220 Astaro employees spread across 9 countries. We do know that Astaro Co-founder and CEO, Jan Hichert, is now Sophos' Senior Vice President and General Manager, Network Security.

And speaking of Jan Hichert, here’s what Jan had to say about the acquisition:
“We founded Astaro with the mission of bringing network security products to organizations of all sizes and accomplished this goal by creating easy-to-use, Unified Threat Management solutions that addressed several facets of network security. However, as the threat landscape continued to evolve it became clear that gateway security alone would no longer be sufficient to effectively secure a network.”

And here is what Steve Munford, Chief Executive Officer with Sophos, had to say about the Astaro acquisition:
“Never before has the security and IT environment been so challenging to secure for our customers. Together Sophos and Astaro have the ingredients to uniquely solve today and tomorrow's increasingly complex security challenges while allowing IT to enable users to work more flexibly and embrace new devices and applications.”



Tags: Sophos, Astaro, Security, Acquisition
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