Websense completes SurfControl acquisition to further intelligent content protection

Antony Savvas

Websense has completed its acquisition of SurfControl at a final purchase price of £204m to further its intelligent content protection strategy.

With the acquisition of SurfControl, Websense says it has doubled its customer base to more than 50,000 organisations worldwide, and now protects content for more than 42 million employees.

The company's products now include a complete set of content protection systems, including web security, e-mail and spam filtering, and information leak prevention, tailored to meet the specific requirements of small, medium and enterprise-sized organisations.

Over time, Websense plans to enhance SurfControl's on-demand platform to deliver hosted content protection services, such as information leak prevention and advanced web security offerings based on Websense ThreatSeeker technology.

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