WatchGuard Buys BorderWare for E-Mail, Web Security
WatchGuard Technologies has purchased BorderWare Technologies to get into the e-mail and Web content security business, the company says. WatchGuard says the move will help it compete against Google and Cisco Systems in the messaging security space. The official announcement will be Aug. 4.WatchGuard Technologies has bought fellow security vendor BorderWare Technologies to build its e-mail and Web security business. The move, made for an undisclosed sum, will be officially announced Aug. 4. According to officials at WatchGuard, the acquisition expands the company's footprint beyond its traditional network security and UTM (unified threat management) appliances.
"BorderWare certainly brings to WatchGuard a significant offering in terms of providing more e-mail security, protection in the form of-certainly anti-spam, e-mail encryption, data loss prevention-but also content protection as well," said Eric Aarrestad, vice president of marketing for WatchGuard. "From a market perspective, this greatly expands the addressable market for WatchGuard beyond the traditional UTM/XTM."