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Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire ScanSafe, Leading SaaS Web Security Provider

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. 

Read the full press release here.

Tom Gillis, vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Security Technology Business Unit (STBU), discusses the acquisition:

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  1. KristinAny idea what will happen with scansafe’s employees?Acquisitions personally make me nervous.. hehe

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  2. So where is this going to align? Into the ACE productline or a separate service integrated into the ASAs of some sort? If this is to align with IronPort then is the senderbase that is currently in use going to still be used?ThanksJim

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  3. Interestingly, these changes will lead to improvement?

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