Google acquires VirusTotal

VirusTotal has been acquired by Google: the company announced the operation on its blog, while trying to assure that the well-known antivirus/antimalware on-line service will continue to operate as usual. Furthermore, by working as a Google subsidiary the company will improve faster than ever.

The VirusTotal blog states that continuous improvement for its services is being challenged by the need to cope with limited resources for growing; a situation that the acquisition by a rich and “long-time partner” like Google will surely change for good.

The acquisition is a good news for users and “a bad news for malware generators”, VirusTotal stated, because thanks to Google “the quality and power of our malware research tools will keep improving” faster and “Google’s infrastructure will ensure that our tools are always ready, right when you need them”.

Being acquired by the Mountain View giant won’t mean the end of the current VirusTotal brand and services, though: the company assures that the existing partnerships with “other” antivirus companies and security experts will be maintained as such.

Source: VirusTotal blog

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