Comodo announced the acquisition of the assets of Privacy Software Corporation (PSC), a privately-owned company that develops security technology for the detection of malware, trojans, spyware and rootkits. Acquired solutions include NSClean, IEClean, BOClean and FileVac.
The acquisition extends Comodo’s leadership in threat management, which began with firewall technology and has continued with recent moves into anti-spyware, anti-virus and anti-spam technology. Comodo will continue to market the former PSC solutions as standalone offerings as well as incorporate these products into Comodo’s desktop security solution suite.
“This acquisition supports Comodo’s strategy to create a best-in-class desktop security suite, and we are delighted to add to our business Kevin McAleavey’s expertise and PSC’s products, with their well-earned reputation for quality and independence,” said Melih Abdulhayoglu, President and CEO of Comodo. “We intend to provide PSC with the resources to continually improve the quality of Comodo solutions. Kevin’s extensive depth in detection technologies will bring a new level of protection to users and increase Comodo’s current momentum towards becoming the dominant leader in the desktop security segment.”