The market for protecting your computer is VERY hot and tech vendors are in a battle to a) have the right technology to protect your tech infrastructure b) market to you to have you buy their security solutions.
When evaluating solutions your choices are plenty – Symantec, Trend Micro, McAfee, CA and others.
Information Week reports that Computer Associates has bought a small anti-virus vendor to add to their existing line of security solutions.
CA’s press release reads in part CA has licensed Qurb technology for its eTrust consumer product line since 2004. CA will continue to market Qurb’s technology as e Trust Anti-Spam and will incorporate it into the eTrust Threat Management suite ¬? a complete set of modular solutions designed to protect organizations from a full range of cyber-threats, including viruses, spam and inappropriate use of the Web by employees.
The acquisition of Qurb closely follows CA’s acquisition of Tiny Software, a leading provider of desktop firewall solutions. Both acquisitions broaden CA’s penetration into the consumer and SMB markets, while supporting its enterprise customers with enhanced desktop security management capabilities.
Information Week writes The acquisition reinforces CA¬?s threat management strategy, said Sam Curry, vice president of eTrust security management at CA. The desktop antispam products will add another layer of protection to CA¬?s security product line, Curry said. CA already provides a gateway-based antispam offering in the business market.
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