CA Technologies Internet Security Business Unit ranked one of the top ten endpoint security vendors worldwide

RESTON, Virginia , May 12, 2011 -- Updata Partners, a leading technology-focused growth equity firm, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Internet Security Business Unit (the “ISBU”) of CA Technologies. The ISBU has a 10-year history of providing endpoint security solutions including anti-malware and anti-virus to consumers and businesses worldwide. More than 60,000 businesses across a wide spectrum of industries have deployed the unit’s solutions, including some of the most sophisticated buyers of security technology, and four million consumers worldwide use the ISBU’s products. IDC recently ranked the ISBU as among the top ten providers of corporate endpoint security solutions[1], and the NPD Group recently ranked CA Technologies among the top ten retail publishers of security software[2]. Financial terms of the agreement, which is expected to close in June, were not disclosed.

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Updata Partners to Acquire CA Technologies Internet Security

CA has sold its antivirus division to venture capital firm Updata Partners.

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