Thursday, October 09, 2008

Message in a SaAS Bottle - Symantec Acquires MessageLabs

This acquisition makes sense for Symantec. It increases their share in the SaAS marketplace, MessageLabs has a good name. Symantec customers and prospects will now have another flavor of messaging security that they can chose from. It shouldn't cannibalize their appliance business. Integration into Symantec's management console will probably be a priority.

MessageLabs was also positioned in the leaders quadrant in an E-mail Security Boundary Magic Quadrant by a "leading industry research firm."

This will increase the heat among the larger security vendors as to who is providing the most comprehensive security solution for their customers. As always, when one of the larger players makes an acquisition, let the spinning begin.

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