Earlier today Sophos announced its plan to acquire Astaro, a world-leader in internet security appliances.
It's an exciting time for Sophos, but rather than me bore you to tears about it, I thought I'd share some links where you can see what other people have to say about it.
Here's some of the coverage which has appeared since the deal was announced:
"Sophos buys security appliance firm Astaro", John Leyden, The Register.
"Will the acquisition of Astaro by Sophos add more credibility to UTM platforms?", Dan Raywood, SC Magazine.
"Sophos moves beyond the endpoint with Astaro buy", Alan Shimel, Ashimmy blog.
"Sophos buys into unified threat management with Astaro purchase", Phil Muncaster, V3.
"Sophos gobbles up UTM outfit Astaro", Doug Woodburn, CRN.
"Sophos to acquire Astaro in network security push", Andrew R Hickey, CRN.
"Sophos announces intention to acquire Astaro", Dan Raywood, SC Magazine.
"Sophos acquires internet security appliance maker Astaro", Robin Wauters, Techcrunch.
And some comments from the Twittersphere:
Firstly, security blogger Mike Rothman:
IDC analyst Eric Domage:
Sophos acquires Astaro. Birth of a little Giant. Good news for Flag lovers + "IT Security made simple " lovers like me !—
(@ericdomage) May 06, 2011
and some other chaps:
If you're not familiar with Jack Daniel, you should be. He's the community development manager at Astaro, and very active in the information security world.
Aside from co-founding and organising the Security B-Sides events, Jack also finds time to write his Uncommon Sense Security blog, contribute to the Astaro security blog, and grow a mighty fine beard.
We're delighted to have Jack and the rest of the talented staff at Astaro joining the Sophos family.