Microsoft has invested in security company Finjan Software and licensed its patents that cover ways to protect systems against previously unknown security threats.
The deal, announced Wednesday, gives Microsoft a minority share in the privately held, San Jose, Calif.-based company. It enables the software giant to use ideas developed by Finjan in future products, said Nick Sears, president of Finjan in the United States. "It covers a broad range of patents that Finjan has developed and acquired in the last nine years in the security space," Sears said. Financial details of the deal are not being disclosed.
News source: C|Net News.com