News

CA Buys Active Content Security Vendor

Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA, www.cai.com) announced the acquisition of privately-held Security-7 Software Ltd., a provider of "active content" security solutions.

The acquisition will provide CA with additional development expertise and resources to help organizations protect their increasingly critical information assets from the ever-increasing range of Active Content threats that are occurring daily.

Security-7's patented object-oriented security systems are designed to identify and isolate all types of malicious code -- including Java applets, ActiveX components, JavaScript, VBScript, e-mail attachments and improperly digitally signed objects.

The acquisition consummates the existing business relationship between the two companies. Through an agreement announced last year, CA has incorporated Security-7's software modules for gateway-level security into its Unicenter TNG and InoculateIT product lines, offering CA clients a broader array of solutions, based upon Security-7's real-time, kernel-based gateway-level content inspection technology.

Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed. --Thomas Sullivan

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

Featured

  • Windows 10 Mobile To Fall Out of Support in December

    Microsoft will end support for the Windows 10 Mobile operating system on Dec. 10, 2019, according to an announcement.

  • Get More Out of Your Outlook Inbox with TakeNote

    Brien comes across a handy, but imperfect, feature in Outlook that lets you annotate specific e-mails. Its provenance is something of a mystery, though.

  • Microsoft Resumes Rerelease of Windows 10 Version 1809

    Microsoft on Wednesday once more resumed its general rollout of the Windows 10 version 1809 upgrade, also known as the "October 2018 Update."

  • Microsoft Ups Its Windows 10 App Compatibility Assurances

    Microsoft gave assurances this week that organizations adopting Windows 10 likely won't face application compatibility issues.

comments powered by Disqus
Most   Popular

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.