Microsoft acquires Sybari Software

As part of a more comprehensive approach to help secure customers, Microsoft has announced its intention to acquire Sybari Software, Inc., a privately-held company based in East Northport, NY. Sybari security products help over 10,000 businesses protect their messaging and collaboration servers from malicious software. These products are tightly integrated with the servers they protect. By continuing to invest in these products, Microsoft will be addressing a critical need for businesses – better protection against malicious software.
Sybari’s antivirus products utilize third party virus scan engines to provide businesses with comprehensive protection against the threat of viruses, worms and spam. With a layered defense strategy inherent in the product, Sybari’s Antigen reduces the window of vulnerability, provides customers with the ability to monitor, control and manage how viruses are being scanned within the network and delivers maximum protection with minimal impact on performance for messaging and collaboration servers.
This acquisition shows Microsoft’s continued support of the partner ecosystem. Because the Sybari antivirus solution enables the use and management of multiple scan engines for virus scanning, customers get improved virus detection rates. Sybari’s products use leading third-party scan engines from Norman Data Defense Systems, Virus Buster, Sophos, Authentium, AhnLab, Computer Associates, and Kaspersky Labs. Microsoft will continue to work with these leading vendors and expects these partnerships to remain strong.
This acquisition is part of Microsoft’s comprehensive approach for tackling the security issues of our business customers. We intend to continue investing in solutions to protect customers against all types of malicious software, including viruses, malware, spyware, and other emerging threats.
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