Microsoft has today confirmed its acquisition of Sybari Software, adding what it called a "critical security component" to its offerings. The terms of the acquisition will mean that Sybari will continue to trade as a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft, developing enterprise protection products for the Windows platform. Microsoft will still offer Sybari products for Windows, including Antigen for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint Portal Server and SharePoint Services.

Microsoft Corp. today announced the completion of its acquisition of Sybari Software Inc. Originally announced Feb. 8, the acquisition of Sybari adds a critical security component to Microsoft’s efforts to help enterprise customers become more secure. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft, Sybari will continue to offer enterprise protection products for the Microsoft® Windows® platform.

"Customers have told us they want powerful security solutions for the enterprise to help protect their messaging and collaboration servers from viruses, worms and spam," said Mike Nash, corporate vice president of the Security Business & Technology Unit at Microsoft. "Sybari’s award-winning and innovative products coupled with its strong industry partnerships and deep integration with such products as Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 will deliver immediate value to Microsoft customers."