Symantec snaps up antispam firm

Tuesday, 13 July 2004, 12:34 PM EST

News of the acquisition, which has not been announced publicly, was posted to TurnTide's Web site on Monday. Symantec confirmed the acquisition and said it had been finalized Thursday.

Conshohocken, Penn.-based TurnTide was spun off only six months ago from ePrivacy Group, a privacy protection consultancy. TurnTide, which has 20 employees, sells a router-based technology that filters out unwanted e-mail and viruses at the edge of corporate networks.

"We're looking to provide a broad security solution that will protect against different types of threats to corporate networks," Symantec spokeswoman Linda Smith Munyan said. TurnTide's technology will be part of a multitier antispam line-up that includes Brightmail and other products from Symantec, she added.

By Stefanie Olsen at ZDNet.

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