Symantec to provide anti-spam solutions to Middle East customers

Published June 23rd, 2004 - 02:00 GMT

Symantec has announced its intention to offer an effective new class of protection, especially anti-spam, to Middle East users. 


“Today, we at Symantec Corporation, announce that our acquisition of Brightmail has cleared the customary regulatory approvals and the transaction has been completed ahead of schedule. The acquisition was originally announced on 19th May 2004,” said Kevin Isaac, Regional Director for Middle East and Africa. 


“This acquisition will position Symantec to provide customers - including those in the Middle East - with the most comprehensive messaging security solution in the industry. Symantec will now focus on integrating Brightmail’s industry-leading anti-spam solutions into Symantec’s gateway offerings to create a new class of protection,” Isaac stated. 


“Spam is a major problem in the Middle East. It affects all users. Spammers do mischief by jamming the mailboxes and causing important files to be sometimes lost. It is an inconvenience, we all can do without, and with the Brightmail expertise and Symantec’s technology, we shall limit this menace, he pointed out. 


In addition, Symantec will look to leverage the huge volume of email traffic passing through the Brightmail filtering process as a new source of early warning on impending threats, added the Regional Director. (

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