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Google buys security firm VirusTotal

Posted on Monday, September 10 2012 @ 14:36:40 CEST by


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Google made another acquisition last week, this time the search giant seeks to strenghten its security department as it has bought VirusTotal, a company with a track record in web security.
Our goal is simple: to help keep you safe on the web. And we’ve worked hard to ensure that the services we offer continually improve. But as a small, resource-constrained company, that can sometimes be challenging. So we’re delighted that Google, a long-time partner, has acquired VirusTotal. This is great news for you, and bad news for malware generators, because:
  • The quality and power of our malware research tools will keep improving, most likely faster; and
  • Google’s infrastructure will ensure that our tools are always ready, right when you need them.
  • VirusTotal will continue to operate independently, maintaining our partnerships with other antivirus companies and security experts. This is an exciting step forward. Google has a long track record working to keep people safe online and we look forward to fighting the good fight together with them.

    VirusTotal Team




     



     

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