News Release

Cisco Completes Acquisition of ScanSafe, Leading SaaS Web Security Provider

Cisco Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Dec. 7, 2009 – Cisco today announced it has completed its purchase of ScanSafe, Inc.  Based in London and San Francisco, ScanSafe is a market leader of software-as- a-service (SaaS) Web security solutions for organizations ranging from global enterprises to small businesses. 

By acquiring ScanSafe, Cisco is building on its successful acquisition of leading on-premise content security provider IronPort.  The acquisition brings together the Cisco IronPortTM high-performance Web Security Appliance and ScanSafe's leading SaaS Web security service to offer superior on-premise, hosted, and hybrid-hosted Web security solutions.  The combination is expected to provide better protection from threats, while flexible delivery options will enhance Cisco's ability to protect the borderless network as organizations increasingly depend on Web 2.0 and mobility technologies to collaborate and conduct business.

ScanSafe's service will be integrated with Cisco® AnyConnect VPN Client, the newest virtual private network (VPN) product from Cisco, to provide the industry's leading secure mobility solution.  In addition, ScanSafe's global network of carrier-grade data centers and multi-tenant architecture will further enhance Cisco's ability to provide new cloud-security services for customers anywhere in the world.

With the close of the acquisition, the ScanSafe team becomes part of Cisco's Security Technology Business Unit (STBU), reporting to Tom Gillis, vice president and general manager.