GFI Software Acquires Sunbelt Software, Mainly For Its VIPRE Technology

Security software company GFI Software this morning announced that it has acquired Sunbelt Software, and specifically its VIPRE product suite.

GFI says the deal will give them access to Sunbelt’s VIPRE technology, which it intends to merge into its own email security and web security solutions group. Terms of the acquisition remained undisclosed.

The assets of Sunbelt’s software distribution business, started over 16 years ago and separate from the technology business unit, will be divested into a separate entity – the company adds that it is currently “exploring other strategic partnerships”.

Headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida, Sunbelt Software is a provider of Windows security software including enterprise antivirus, antispyware, email security, and malware analysis tools. The company was founded back in 1994, originally as a value-added distributor, and now employs some 250 people.