Cisco today announced its intent to acquire privately held ScanSafe, Inc. Based in London and San Francisco, ScanSafe is a market leader of software-as- a-service (SaaS) Web security solutions for organizations ranging from global enterprises to small businesses.
By acquiring ScanSafe, Cisco is building on its successful acquisition of leading on-premise content security provider IronPort. The acquisition brings together the Cisco IronPort™ high-performance Web security appliance and ScanSafe’s leading SaaS Web security service. This combination will expand Cisco’s security portfolio to offer superior on-premise, hosted, and hybrid-hosted Web security solutions.
Tom Gillis, vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Security Technology Business Unit (STBU), discusses the acquisition: