Cisco is about to purchase ScanSafe a web security company for a 183 million dollars. This step will allow Cisco to increase the competition with other big companies in this industry such as Symantec and McAfee.
ScanSafe provides products in the web filtering security services to protect corporate workstations and networks from hackers. You will already notice on the home page a message shows that “Cisco to acquire ScanSafe”.
Symantec and McAfee are the leaders in Computer security software field and are offering already a bunch of advance Cloud based security software with a high growth in sales that exceeds the traditional antiviruses.
This step will help Cisco to expand their security services to include Web security and email security services that are already provided by Ironport, so we expect a Total space security by Cisco.
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