Sophis acquires ActiveState

FRAMINGHAM (09/26/2003) - Anti-virus vendor Sophos PLC this week acquired e-mail content-filtering software vendor ActiveState Corp. for US$23 million. Sophos indicated it made the acquisition to play a role in the anti-spam and e-mail content-filtering market. Among its future plans, Sophos says it intends to develop ActiveState's PureMessage product, which runs on Unix, for the Windows platform.

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