CA snags snare networks

CA snags snare networks

Computer Associates International (CA) has acquired Snare Networks, which designs and develops security software and also offers related services.

"The key piece of [Snare] technology that was very attractive to us was its VPN [virtual private network] technology," said Narender Mangalam, CA's director for security software.

CA intends to market Snare's VPN product under the existing CA eTrust line, Mangalam said. The product will be called eTrust VPN and will be released soon. Although some integration of Snare and CA technologies will have to be undertaken, Mangalam said that the company doesn't anticipate any problems and that the main change will be in the name of the software.

"We're very excited about this acquisition," he said. "We felt that VPN was one of the pieces that was missing in our eTrust suite."

The acquisition is already complete, though financial details are not being disclosed because Snare was privately held.

The New York-based CA intends to continue developing and marketing Snare's VPN technology, as well as Snare's line of security products. Founded in 1992, Snare has headquarters in Maryland. CA doesn't plan to lay off any Snare employees, Mangalam said.

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