Microsoft Completes Sybari Acquisition
Microsoft on Tuesday completed its acquisition of Sybari Software, an enterprise security provider. As a wholly owned subisidary of the Redmond company, Sybari will continue to produce enterprise security software for the Windows platform. Microsoft had announced formal plans to purchase Sybari in February.
"Customers have told us they want powerful security solutions for the enterprise to help protect their messaging and collaboration servers from viruses, worms and spam," Mike Nash, corporate vice president of the Security Business & Technology Unit at Microsoft said in a statement.
"Sybari's award-winning and innovative products coupled with its strong industry partnerships and deep integration with such products as Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 will deliver immediate value to Microsoft customers."
Sybari will remain headquartered in East Northport, New York according to Microsoft. Sales and licensing for the company's products will remain the same "for the immediate future." New customers will continue to be offered services from the company under existing practices.
The purchase of Sybari falls in line with Microsoft commitment to its customers to make its products more secure. Sybari's efforts in antivirus and anti-spam measures complements the Microsoft's purchase of Giant Software, which specialized in anti-spyware technology.