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GFI Acquires Sunbelt Software

July 13, 2010

Sunbelt Software today announced that GFI Software has acquired the Sunbelt Software, specially its VipreTM line of products: Vipre Antivirus and Vipre Security. Both companies are market leaders. Where Sunbelt is well known for its security products, GFI is well known for its software infrastructure products for small and medium-sized enterprises. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition will allow GFI to merge VIPRE technology into GFI’s email security and web security solutions group, and will provide GFI with new security products consisting of world-class and innovative technology.

You can find the details of this acquisition at the featured article available at Sunbelt website: Read here about GFI Acquires Sunbelt Software today. I have subscribed to the Sunbelt news and press releases and just received an email from Sunbelt’s CEO Alex Eckelberry. Here’s some thoughts from Alex, how this acquisition will help their users and customers:

First, let me say that we’re thrilled to be part of the GFI team. Throughout our discussions and interactions with GFI, we have been continually impressed with their dedication to quality, customer service and superior performance throughout the company. Both companies are similar in their attitudes and practices with regard to customer service, product quality, strategic vision, organizational styles and culture.

On the technology side, the acquisition allows us to expand into several areas, which we believe are essential for us to grow as a company and continue to provide leading-edge technologies to our partners. These areas include vulnerability assessment, patch management, data leakage prevention, hosted/cloud-based technologies, and MSP solutions.

No specific plans have been made yet in terms of product integration strategies, but we are working with the GFI team to identify areas where their technologies would complement our offerings.

In addition to the technology side, GFI provides additional resources in terms of capital, management expertise, systems and new markets that will continue to propel our products and our teams to the highest level of achievement possible.

For the time being, both companies are hard at work, integrating the various sales, marketing, finance, and technology teams. Our goal is to make the combination of the companies as seamless as possible to you, and we will continue to provide you with updates and information as we work to combine the organizations. For now, nothing changes in how you do business with Sunbelt.

We appreciate your trust in us as a partner and will continue to work hard to keep your loyalty and support. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Sunbelt representative or me personally if you have any questions or comments.

Kind regards,

Alex Eckelberry
Sunbelt Software
33 North Garden Ave, Suite 1200
Clearwater, FL 33755

I congratulate Alex Eckelberry, CEO Sunbelt Software and Walter Scott, CEO GFI Software for this acquisition. Hope this acquisition is profitable to both companies. I have been using Sunbelt software on my business computers and their software has served me right, I have never had any virus or spyware issues. What more a computer user could wish for?

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