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Consolidation Trend Should Help Fight Virus, Spam Infestation

If a fairly new trend continues to pick up speed, IT managers will have an easier time keeping their companies’ email from being infested with viruses and spam. Anti-virus companies are starting to join forces with anti-spam companies, giving IT and email managers fewer vendors to deal with and an easier time managing their ’email hygiene’ tools. Yesterday’s acquisition of anti-spam vendor ActiveState by Sophos, Inc., an anti-virus company based in Lynfield, Mass., was just the latest consolidation in this trend, say industry observers. ”Judging by what our clients are asking for, there’s been a real demand for more streamlined solutuions,” says Jan Sundgren, an industry analyst with Cambridge-based Forrester Research. ”It is a hassle… the acquisition process and administration of content security. There’s so much pressure now to streamline things and cut costs. This is a pretty strong trend.” Full Story

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