Network Associates, Inc., a provider of network security and availability solutions, announced the acquisition of Deersoft, Inc., a provider of anti- spam applications. The Deersoft acquisition is the first in a series of investments Network Associates is making in spam and content filtering technologies.
Under the terms of the deal, Network Associates has acquired technologies associated with Deersoft's consumer and enterprise anti-spam products for an undisclosed amount and will assume all support obligations for Deersoft customers. The technology will be delivered at the gateway, e-mail server and desktop for enterprise customers. The first product, McAfee SpamKiller Enterprise, will be delivered in the second quarter as a desktop solution. Also in the second quarter, ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO), McAfee's enterprise policy manager, will be updated to manage SpamKiller Enterprise. With this enhancement, ePO will be able to manage spam, McAfee and competitors' anti- virus products as well as personal firewalls, gateway and e-mail protection from a single scalable tool.
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