Clearswift Strengthens Commitment to Safeguarding Critical Information

Clearswift Acquires Microdasys

19th February 2014, Theale, UK - Clearswift, an innovator in cyber security solutions, today announces the acquisition of the intellectual property rights, the customer base and the partner network of Microdasys, a market leader of web traffic protection technology.

This acquisition emphasises Clearswift’s commitment to providing award-winning solutions to protect business critical information for its customers. The acquisition is in line with Clearswift’s global growth strategy and consolidates its position within the information governance market.

As an existing Clearswift technology partner Microdasys’ SSL content proxy solution SCIP is already integrated into Clearswift’s Secure Web Gateway solution. Microdasys’ SCIP is designed to help organisations apply data loss prevention to secured web-based traffic that use HTTP/S. With the increase of cloud collaboration tools and social networking websites within the enterprise, the importance of being able to have visibility and control of all activity and critical information is vital.

Microdasys’ product suite also contains an XML gateway, XSG, which is, designed to mitigate threats posed by malicious code and unwanted content in XML coded data streams in Web 2.0 based solutions. As part of Clearswift’s technology roadmap, XSG functionality will be incorporated into SCIP and further integrated into Clearswift’s existing world-class solutions, protecting its customers against a new generation of threats.

Heath Davies, CEO Clearswift comments: “The acquisition of Microdasys further reinforces our commitment to critical information protection and safeguarding organizations from cyber threats. As an existing technology partner that was tried and tested, the acquisition was a logical step for us. Furthermore, it fits perfectly into our growth strategy, enhancing our own critical information protection solutions – which are aimed at mitigating risk and delivering 100% visibility of where that information is 100% of the time.”

About Clearswift

Clearswift’s content-aware, policy based solutions enables defense, government, healthcare and financial services organizations across the globe to manage and maintain no-compromise data, email, cloud and web security.

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