Symantec acquires IMLogic

By Derek Sooman on January 5, 2006, 7:01 PM
Symantec made further inroads into the IM world this week when it acquired IMLogic. Exactly how much the deal is worth remains in secrecy, but Symantec believes that the acquisition will help meet increased demand for instant messaging in the corporate world.

"Real-time communication solutions like instant messaging are powerful collaboration tools that create a new attack vector for threats to enter an enterprise network and new forms of digital communication with the same government, legal and business requirements to retain and retrieve as email," said Enrique Salem, senior vice president of security products and solutions for Symantec.




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MonkeyMan said:
I guess this is a move by Symantec, to get over the previous virus exploits regarding their software. This is a positive move for Symantec, and I wish them well in aquiring this new IM system.
PanicX said:
Although I do not use IMLogic, I mourn for any current IMLogic users. The days of IMLogics product usefulness are now numbered.
zachig said:
It seems that recently Symantec is acquiring everything that 'moves'. I've just recently heard that Symantec acquired 'Sygate'.
otmakus said:
Symantec is becoming the security industry's Microsoft. What they'd done with Sygate proves that. I wonder what they're planning with IMLogic. [quote]"Real-time communication solutions like instant messaging are powerful collaboration tools that create a new attack vector for threats to enter an enterprise network and new forms of digital communication with the same government, legal and business requirements to retain and retrieve as email,"[/quote]Complete nonsense, it doesn't mean anyting.
asphix said:
Will definitely be interesting to see where this is taken. I presonally don't see it yet.. but there must be a good reason.I like Symantecs products and any improvement is a bonus. They might also be gearing up their services in preperation for the release of Vista which is supposed to be heavily focused on security. We have yet to see if this will be of any real use, but with microsofts track record of taking over the functions of 3rd party applications functions and bundling it free with the OS, all anti-virus software developers have a reason to be wary.Look what microsoft did to netscape with IE.[Edited by asphix on 2006-01-06 08:31:14]
luismigilbert said:
what is IMLogic focuse?
buttus said:
Symantec is really getting serious about security. First the aquisition of Veritas...now this.
Mictlantecuhtli said:
Is it good for consumers that big companies buy the smaller ones? To have a handful of companies making all software? I think not.
mentaljedi said:
Symantec is getting hungry... I don't like this.
PanicX said:
[b]Originally posted by buttus:[/b][quote]Symantec is really getting serious about security. First the aquisition of Veritas...now this.[/quote]Veritas is not a security company. Since Symantec aquired Veritas, their Backup Exec product no longer works properly. It can't remotely deploy the backup agent and apparently can't attached to network agents already deployed.
spike said:
[quote]Symantec is really getting serious about security[/quote]Ironically, that's paradoxical.
realblackstuff said:
Yet another reason to absolutely stay away from Instant Messing, eehhh... Messaging.If the likes of Symantec take something like that into their grubby mitts, you can take poison on it becoming another piece of half-baked bloatware!Keep buying, Symantec, I hope you'll run out of money sooner rather than later, and that you go UNDER with a BANG!
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