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    Wow I was talking to one of the vendors recently, that MessageLABS has been aquired by Symantec


    http://www.symantec.com/business/the...id=messagelabs

    It just goes to show that businesses are buying one another up at the moment...

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    hhhmm, did not know that, are symantec taking a leaf from Cisco/MS as in they buy rather than develop themselves ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moorlander View Post
    hhhmm, did not know that, are symantec taking a leaf from Cisco/MS as in they buy rather than develop themselves ?
    They all seem to be buying one another up at the moment, for the technology and customers...

    I know that they are really worried about losing their jobs, it is happen across all the vendors at the moment and resellers as well...

    I feel for the ones, that have families; especially as Christmas is around the corner...

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    Symantec probably bought Messagelabs as they were/are incapable of making a good product themselves...

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    The market is saturated at the moment and extremely competitive

    Businesses grow through aquisition as its the quickest way for market penetration. Thats how Computer Associates grew so quickly through the '90s

    Symantec need to be in the hosted services sector and MessageLabs have been up for sale for a while

    However, one of the key benefits of hosted security is being able to provide multiple Anti-Virus engines for filtering.

    It will be interesting to see how Symantec will position themselves when using another AV vendor to provide this service, and remain competitive with other hosted vendors?

    Everything changes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuzzyD View Post
    Symantec probably bought Messagelabs as they were/are incapable of making a good product themselves...
    Hah hah, they it bought it for the managed services for email and web, so that they can cross sell into their customers...

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    If the price drops then it will be easier to sell the service, especially compared to Positini on the spam filtering front!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuzzyD View Post
    If the price drops then it will be easier to sell the service, especially compared to Positini on the spam filtering front!

    I can see that happening at the moment, Postini was aquired by google a while back...

    It works out for the customer, as they will have two vendors products rolled into one; which creates a stronger one..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuzzyD View Post
    If the price drops then it will be easier to sell the service, especially compared to Postini on the spam filtering front!
    You mean 'Google'

    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    You mean 'Google'

    lol
    Yep, even they had to buy it in lol!

    Cracking value though.

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