Netsweeper Acquires Assets from Web Security Vendor DeepNines
Published on Friday, 11 February 2011 00:00
Written by Travis Howle
Acquisition of Products and Staff Expands Solution Offerings; Bolsters Commitment to Education Market
GUELPH, ON, Canada - February 11, 2011 - Netsweeper Inc. today announced that it has acquired the technology and business assets of DeepNines, a privately-held company based in Dallas, TX. Netsweeper is also bringing on key DeepNines personnel. DeepNines products include Secure Web Gateway, Internet Security Assessment, Network Application Management and Network Security Management. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"We already had a partnership in place with DeepNines and when this acquisition opportunity arose, it was a natural fit for us," said Perry Roach, CEO of Netsweeper. "We are committed to many of the same markets, particularly in Education. We expect great synergies from the DeepNines acquisition as it is paired with the technology and expertise we've developed for the millions of students that are protected by Netsweeper solutions."
Netsweeper will continue to sell and support DeepNines products and expects to integrate key capabilities into its own product lines.
"It will be business as usual for current DeepNines customers," notes Andrew Graydon, COO of Netsweeper. "We are retaining key personnel from the DeepNines organization and will continue to support the customer base. Particularly with the Education market, gaps in service are unacceptable because the mission is to protect children. At Netsweeper we have a clear understanding of that mission and we are committed to honoring it with DeepNines customers."
Best known for real-time web content categorization, Netsweeper's solutions learn from the search activities and usage patterns across tens of millions of users worldwide. With millions of new Web pages posted each day, Netsweeper's artificial intelligence engine has the capacity to keep pace with the massive growth of the Internet. Netsweeper has accrued and strategically categorized over 4 billion URIs to date and adds millions more every single day. In addition, Netsweeper has developed technology to identify and block viruses, spyware and other malicious applications, which protects both networks and individual users.
"Our flagship solutions have more than a decade of development behind them; the result is that our demanding global customers enjoy incredibly robust and scalable filtering solutions," continued Andrew Graydon. "We will maintain this tradition of excellence as we consolidate the DeepNines assets with our own."
Netsweeper Inc. provides web content filtering and web threat management that protects more than 50 million users worldwide. Netsweeper solutions ensure compliance with regulations, defend against web-based threats and help deliver a positive, productive and safe Internet experience. Netsweeper supports customers worldwide with offices in North America, the UK, the UAE, India and Australia as well as a network of partners and distributors. For more information about Netsweeper, visit our website at http://www.netsweeper.com. The DeepNines website is available at http://www.deepnines.com.
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