Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Google makes GreenBorder its first security acquisition

Acquisition-happy Google has made its first security purchase by quietly snaring start-up GreenBorder Technologies, a provider of virtualized web browsing anti-malware software, for an undisclosed amount.

But industry experts do not believe the deal signals Google is planning to further flex its muscles in the IT security marketplace. Instead, experts told SCMagzine.com today, the search giant likely will use the purchase to secure its recently unveiled business application suite, not as the kick-off to a portfolio that would compete with the likes of Symantec and McAfee.

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