Sergey Krasnov

Symantec покупает MessageLabs

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Пока на английском, на русском будет как переведем.

Если не ошибаюсь, то MessageLabs был крупнейшим из оставшихся независимых игроков Hosted Security.

Продолжение развития концепции SaaS (Software-as-a-Service).

http://www.symantec.com/about/news/release...rid=20081008_02

Symantec to Extend Online Services with Acquisition of MessageLabs

Market leaders join to deliver the broadest set of messaging security offerings

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Oct. 08, 2008 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MessageLabs, a leading provider of online messaging and Web security services. Under the terms of the agreement, Symantec will acquire MessageLabs for a purchase price of approximately $695 million in cash, subject to foreign currency adjustments, payable in approximately £310 million Pounds Sterling and $154 million US Dollars. MessageLabs generated approximately $145 million in revenue during fiscal year 2008, ending July 31, 2008 and grew by more than 20 percent over the prior fiscal year. The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals, and is expected to close by the end of the 2008 calendar year.

With the acquisition of MessageLabs, Symantec gains a leadership position in the rapidly growing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) segment and strengthens its lead in the messaging security market. MessageLabs is the number-one provider of online messaging security worldwide with more than eight million end users at more than 19,000 clients ranging from small business to the Fortune 500. Symantec will capitalize on cross-selling and up-selling its existing SaaS offerings of backup, storage and online remote access into the MessageLabs customer base. And future SaaS offerings, leveraging Symantec technology in data loss prevention, compliance, endpoint security and archiving, will be enhanced by MessageLabs’ expertise in SaaS sales, operations and support.

“MessageLabs extends our investments in the Software-as-a Service segment and will allow us to offer our customers unprecedented choice from a single provider of message security solutions” said John W. Thompson, chairman and chief executive officer, Symantec. “By combining MessageLabs with our Symantec Protection Network team, we have one of the strongest portfolios of cloud-based infrastructure services and a great foundation on which to grow.”

By combining MessageLabs’ deep expertise in the SaaS market with Symantec’s rich portfolio of technologies, Symantec will be able to offer a broad portfolio of online service to secure and manage information. By bringing together two industry leaders, Symantec significantly expands its messaging security market leadership. In addition, Symantec will provide the broadest range of offerings in the messaging security market including software, appliance and hosted services.

“Symantec and MessageLabs have a common belief in the benefits of in-the-cloud services and how they enable customers to be protected from threats and enforce policy,” said Adrian Chamberlain, chief executive officer, MessageLabs. “MessageLabs’ services help ensure that only safe and appropriate information enters and leaves the organization. Together, with Symantec, we can set a roadmap for the future of online services.”

This acquisition also continues the momentum of the Symantec Protection Network, the Symantec SaaS platform. By combining MessageLabs and Symantec Protection Network, customers will benefit from access to a greater number of SaaS offerings on one easy-to-use portal and the opportunity to purchase through a broader network of partners in more locations around the world. MessageLabs customers will now have access to Symantec Protection Network offerings through MessageLabs’ established SaaS go-to-market model. Symantec’s proven small-and-medium and enterprise channel program will expand the global access to MessageLabs offerings.

MessageLabs’ established suite of online services for messaging and web security provide additional, complementary offerings to those already available on the Symantec Protection Network platform which includes Online Backup, Online Storage for Backup Exec and Online Remote Access. MessageLabs’ 14 worldwide data centers and significant expertise in SaaS sales, operations and support will also allow for future international expansion of current Symantec Protection Network services.

MessageLabs plus Symantec Protection Network will result in the creation of a new Symantec Software-as-a-Service product group to accelerate the development of new SaaS solutions and hybrid offerings for IT professionals. SaaS is described as one of the most impactful trends in software with a current estimated market size of $5.71 billion (in 2007) reaching $16.98 billion by 2012, representing 24.4 percent CAGR according to IDC¹. For more information on how MessageLabs will complement Symantec in the delivery of SaaS offerings please visit: http://go.symantec.com/MessageLabs.

About MessageLabs

MessageLabs is a leading provider of integrated messaging and web security services, with more than 19,000 clients ranging from small business to the Fortune 500 located in more than 86 countries. MessageLabs provides a range of managed security services to protect, control, encrypt and archive communications across email, web and instant messaging. These services are delivered by MessageLabs globally distributed infrastructure and supported 24/7 by security experts. This provides a convenient and cost-effective solution for managing and reducing risk and providing certainty in the exchange of business information. MessageLabs main shareholders include the founders Ben and Jos White, Catalyst Investors and Prospect Investment Management. For more information, please visit www.MessageLabs.com.

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Честно говоря я в шоке ... не удивляет только одно - Symantec покупает лучшее.

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Я бы сказал, что им с этого рынка фактически больше нечего было покупать.

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Если кому интересны подробности, то Symantec сделал по теме нового приобретения целый сайт

http://www.symantec.com/business/theme.jsp...eid=messagelabs

Например, там есть вебкаст в котором менеджеры Symantec комментируют сделку.

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Вышел официальный пресс-релиз корпорации Symantec:

Корпорация Symantec подписала окончательное соглашение о приобретении MessageLabs, ведущего поставщика услуг защиты систем обмена сообщениями и веб-безопасности. По условиям соглашения, Symantec приобретает MessageLabs приблизительно за $695 млн наличными с учетом обменного курса иностранной валюты, заплатив около ВЈ310 млн фунтов стерлингов и $154 млн долл. США.

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