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This article was published on July 9, 2012


    Total Defense has acquired cloud security firm iSheriff, but it did not shoot the deputy

    Total Defense has acquired cloud security firm iSheriff, but it did not shoot the deputy Image by: Lisa F. Young
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    Total Defense, a former business of CA Technologies that offers cybercrime-fighting solutions, this morning announced that it has iSheriff, formerly known as Internet Sheriff. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

    Says Total Defense chief exec Paul Lipman:

    “The days of employees safely accessing the internet from behind a corporate firewall are increasingly history for modern businesses.

    Today’s workforce is increasingly mobile, connecting through a broad array of devices and adopting cloud services at an accelerating pace. This reality requires a new approach to security.”

    True enough. Total Defense recently announced its first cloud security product, simply called Total Defense Cloud Security, which is basically a cloud-based solution for Web and e-mail protection.

    iSheriff, which was founded back in 1999, offers a similar SaaS solution.

    In total, Total Defense says it protects over 40,000 businesses and over 4 million consumers from cybercrime and malware.