Symantec to Acquire IMlogic

Computer security firm Symantec has signed an agreement to acquire IMlogic, a provider of enterprise software for instant messaging (IM). IMlogic's technology provides a solution to control and secure public and enterprise IM networks while ensuring compliance with regulatory and corporate governance policies. The acquisition is expected to close shortly after receiving customary regulatory approvals.

Prior to this announcement, Symantec and IMlogic have partnered to deliver solutions for protecting IM from internet threats and malware as well as from spam delivered over IM. Symantec Security Response has had a relationship with the IMlogic Threat Centre, and research analysts from both companies have collaborated jointly to address the exponential growth of IM and P2P threats on the internet. Following the acquisition, IMlogic s threat detection and remediation for IM will be integrated into Symantec s early warning and response system.

Enterprise Vault, an e-mail and content archiving offering from Symantec, has been integrated with IMlogic s IM Manager since 2002 to provide a messaging archiving solution. Following the close of the acquisition, components of the IMlogic technology will also be further integrated as a part of the Enterprise Vault archiving solution.

(DMEurope -- 01/05/06)