Symantec, Sophos make purchases

FRAMINGHAM (09/26/2003) - Security software vendors Symantec Corp. and Sophos PLC both announced acquisitions. Cupertino, Calif.-based Symantec said it agreed to buy PowerQuest Corp., a vendor of systems and storage management tools in Orem, Utah, for an undisclosed price. Abingdon, England-based Sophos said it has paid US$23 million to purchase ActiveState Corp., a maker of antispam software in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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