Websense to acquire information leak prevention leader PortAuthority

Websense today announced a definitive agreement to acquire PortAuthority Technologies, Inc., of Palo Alto, Calif., and Ra’anana, Israel, for approximately $90 million in cash. 
The planned acquisition will bring together two technology and market leaders in preemptive content security: PortAuthority with its information leak prevention technology and Websense with its ThreatSeeker malicious content identification and categorization technology.  The result will be a new best-of-breed security software company with the capabilities to help organizations prevent the unauthorized use or disclosure of confidential data while simultaneously protecting users and data from external malicious threats.

“Today’s high impact security threats aren’t about a worm overloading your mail system.  They are about people stealing your proprietary information,” said Gene Hodges, CEO, Websense.  “Websense and PortAuthority are solving this problem today by helping companies prevent Web-based information theft and internal information leakage.”

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