Microsoft Completes Acquisition of Enterprise Security Provider Sybari Software

Sybari products to help protect Microsoft Windows customers against malicious software.

REDMOND, Wash. — June 21, 2005 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the completion of its acquisition of Sybari Software Inc. Originally announced Feb. 8, the acquisition of Sybari adds a critical security component to Microsoft’s efforts to help enterprise customers become more secure. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft, Sybari will continue to offer enterprise protection products for the Microsoft® Windows® platform.

“Customers have told us they want powerful security solutions for the enterprise to help protect their messaging and collaboration servers from viruses, worms and spam,” said Mike Nash, corporate vice president of the Security Business & Technology Unit at Microsoft. “Sybari’s award-winning and innovative products coupled with its strong industry partnerships and deep integration with such products as Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 will deliver immediate value to Microsoft customers.”

Sybari solutions provide value to enterprises in these ways:

Increased availability. Sybari products provide protection for messaging and collaboration servers, helping stop malicious software and spam before they affect business.

Increased productivity. Sybari products help protect businesses from malicious software and spam before they reach end users and cause productivity to drop.

Preservation of network bandwidth and server disk space. Sybari products help prevent spam from wasting valuable IT resources such as network bandwidth and server disk space.

Regulatory compliance. Through administrator-defined content-filtering rules, Sybari products help enforce compliance with regulations

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