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

October 27, 2009 - 3 Comments

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. Interestingly, these changes will lead to improvement?

  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

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