SonicWall buys two firms to expand

SonicWall buys two firms to expand

NEW YORK: Security appliance maker, SonicWall, has acquired data backup technology maker, Lasso Logic, and the assets of remote access developer, EnKoo. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.

SonicWall plans to use its new technologies to expand its offerings for small and medium businesses.

Channel resellers are seeing demand for low-cost, simple products that smaller companies can use for data protection, backup and remote access needs, the company said.

Several of SonicWall's partners already sell products from Lasso, a fledgling company that launched last year. Its flagship product, Lasso Continuous Data Protection, is a disk-based backup system intended for organisations with up to 100 employees.

EnKoo makes remote access appliances. SonicWall plans to incorporate EnKoo's technology into its own SSL-VPN 2000 remote-access product.

The move brings key features such as Citrix support, one-time passwords, remote control func­tionality for client systems and additional Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) rewrite capabilities to SonicWall.

Security and storage vendors are routinely mating as companies look to fill in product lines.

Earlier this year, security company, Symantec, swallowed storage maker, Veritas Software, in a stock deal initially valued at US$13.5 billion.

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