Webroot merges with Email Systems to provide firms with one-stop security

Antony Savvas

Security software firm Webroot Software has merged with on-demand e-mail security firm Email Systems.

Webroot will now provide a new e-mail and web security software-as-a-service (SaaS) product to customers that delivers e-mail archiving, image scanning and encryption, anti-spam, anti-phishing and anti-virus services.

Mike Irwin, COO at Webroot Software, said, "Email Systems offers an unrivalled SaaS technology that represents a tipping point in enterprise security. We now have the opportunity to offer it on a much bigger scale.

"The new organisation will incorporate the management, sales, marketing and technical teams of our two companies to create a true global partnership."

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