Network Associates aquires Deersoft

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Network Associates on Monday acquired anti-spam software provider Deersoft, the first in a series of acquisitions the company plans to make to help people thwart unsolicited e-mail. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Deersoft sells software that allows individuals and businesses to filter unwanted e-mail, or spam. Once a message has been identified as spam from a list of known unsolicited bulk e-mailers, Deersoft software either blocks delivery of the e-mail or tracks it for further review.

Network Associates, the security software specialist, said it will incorporate Deersoft's filtering technology into security products for e-mail servers, Internet gateways and desktop products.

The first anti-spam product will be McAfee SpamKiller Enterprise, a desktop application for blocking spam that will ship in the second quarter this year. Network Associates will also update its security administration application, ePolicy Orchestrator, to manage spam and other antivirus software.

News source: C|Net

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