October 27, 299 -- Networking giant Cisco Systems announced today it plans to acquire privately-held ScanSafe, which provides cloud based security services, for $183 million.
ScanSafe is a no license on demand provider that IDC named as a leader with over 30 percent of the worldwide software-as-a-service Web security market. ScanSafe's services for scanning and filtering are contained in a multi-layered combination of threat detection called Outbreak Intelligence that includes third-party anti-virus engines and ScanSafe's own heuristics.
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