Trend Micro has acquired Identum, an email encryption software vendor based in Bristol, UK.
Identum's Private Post desktop and gateway server products can be used to encrypt messages. The server software will automatically encrypt messages, depending on the user's corporate security policy, and can be used alongside existing email and compliance products.
Trend Micro plans to integrate Identum's software into its existing line of products and rename Identum as Trend Micro (Bristol).
Identum will likely strengthen Trend Micro's software-as-a-service product portfolio, because it gives the company a way to add email encryption to its InterScan Messaging Hosted Security product line.