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August 31, 2005

Microsoft Completes Acquisition of FrontBridge Technologies

Posted by David Hunter at 2:21 PM ET.

Press Release:

Microsoft Corp. today announced it has completed the acquisition of FrontBridge Technologies Inc., a leading provider of managed services that help address corporate e-mail compliance, security and availability requirements.

Originally announced July 20, the acquisition of FrontBridge allows Microsoft to deliver services for enforcing compliance through archiving, ensuring e-mail availability in the case of a disaster, and improving protection of employee inboxes from viruses and spam. FrontBridge, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft, will continue to offer managed messaging services for multiple e-mail platforms such as Microsoft® Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and other SMTP-compliant servers currently supported by FrontBridge.

FrontBridge partners are sharing the same enthusiasm for the acquisition. “Sprint Nextel has existing alliances with Microsoft and FrontBridge that will only be strengthened by their integration,” said Randy Ritter, product marketing vice president of Sprint Nextel. “We are especially excited that Microsoft will continue to support the FrontBridge platform-agnostic strategy that enables us to grow and expand domestic and international opportunities for customers seeking best-of-breed message security, compliance and availability technologies.”

With the close of this acquisition, Microsoft begins the process of integrating FrontBridge into the Exchange Server Group, fully committed to delivering uninterrupted service for customers. Microsoft will continue to provide high-quality customer support for the complete range of FrontBridge managed services offered before the acquisition and will continue to work closely with FrontBridge partners.

Lots of interesting aspects including the platform agnosticism.

Filed under Acquisitions, Exchange, Security, Servers, Spam, Viruses and Worms

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