SonicWall Strengthens E-Mail Security

By Paul F. Roberts  |  Posted 2006-02-08 Print this article Print

The company buys MailFrontier, a maker of messaging security software and hardware, for $31 million.

Security gear maker SonicWall said Feb. 8 that it has acquired e-mail security vendor MailFrontier for $31 million in cash. The deal will add MailFrontiers messaging security software and hardware to SonicWalls portfolio of security hardware and software products for small and midsize businesses, according to a statement from SonicWall.
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MailFrontier sells e-mail security gateway software and hardware that checks e-mail traffic for viruses, phishing attacks, spam content and other threats. The technology can also be used to check e-mail communication for sensitive information that is being mailed out of a company. SonicWall will offer MailFrontiers e-mail security products through its network of solution providers. The company will also look for ways to combine it with the companys existing portfolio of products, including Firewall and SSL-VPN appliances, backup and recovery products, and gateway anti-virus and anti-spam products, to build SonicWalls profile as an enterprise secure content management vendor, according to the company. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest security news, reviews and analysis. And for insights on security coverage around the Web, take a look at Security Center Editor Larry Seltzers Weblog.

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