The Month: Briefs – Industry round-up


Protect Data AB has acquired Reflex Software. The £12.3 million cash deal was completed in November. Reflex Software had net sales of £3.1 million in the year ending 31st March 2006. Peter Larsson (pictured), CEO for Protect Data, said the deal reflected the growing customer demand for port and device control solutions.

Global 360 has set up a strategic partnership with Ireland-basedPhoenix Technology Group to offer customers the ability to makebusiness-critical processes more competitive and compliant. The movewill combine Global 360's BPM technology with Phoenix Technology'sknowledge of the finance sector.

Servo has been bought by the Phoenix IT Group for a total of £30.25 million. The deal will enable Servo to improve its businesscontinuity and disaster recovery services for its SME customers, bypartnering with Phoenix's NDR business unit."

Accenture and Symantec Security Transformation Services has launched,offering data security solutions to companies struggling with IT riskmanagement. Comprised of consultants from both Accenture and Symantec,the organisation will focus on three key areas: compliance, securitymonitoring and management, and application security.

Initially these services will be available in North America and Europe,with global expansion expected to follow in a couple of months.

ACG Identification Technologies, Novacard do Brasil, Omnikey, SokymatGroup and VisionCard have merged to form Assa Abloy ITG. Specialisingin secure identification and ID management, the new company will beable to offer a broad knowledge base to its clients, particularly inareas such as interoperability, flexibility, convergence, reliabilityand standards.

AppStream has joined Altiris's Developer Program and has adjusted itsproducts to make them compatible with Altiris Software VirtualizationSolution (SVS) technology. It is now possible to use AppStream 5.1 toprovide instant delivery and activation of applications virtualised byAltiris SVS software.

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