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Clearswift bolts-on Jedda Systems

By September 9, 2013 No Comments

Horizon-backed Clearswift, the global digital security software company, has acquired the intellectual property rights of Jedda Systems, a developer of endpoint data loss prevention (DLP) solutions. The deal represents Clearswift’s first add-on since it was acquired by Horizon in November 2011.

Clearswift provides market-leading security software products to companies that view the security of their IP and communications as a strategic priority. Its integrated products manage inbound threats, data loss prevention, web access policies and compliance across both web and email communications.

Clearswift will integrate Jedda System’s endpoint solutions into its existing products, extending the company’s current content aware network DLP capabilities and further advancing its offering within the information governance cyber market.

The Jedda Systems team brings innovative content aware solutions for the endpoint which advance the basic functionality of ‘regular expression matching’ DLP currently in the market. Structured and unstructured data can be controlled using sophisticated pattern, keyword and fingerprinting methods, with customisable policies that discover any type of sensitive data. The combined solution is appropriate for organisations that need to protect their corporate, client, personal and sensitive information, which may be inadvertently or deliberately leaked.

Heath Davies, CEO at Clearswift, said: “As pioneers in global cyber security, Clearswift is continually monitoring the market for businesses aligned to our vision and thinking. Jedda Systems aligns perfectly within our growth strategy, and will provide our existing clients and new prospects with a superior product offering. We are delighted to welcome them to Clearswift as part of our ongoing M&A programme.”

Kym Welsby, co-founder Jedda Systems, comments: “We are really excited to be working within the Clearswift global umbrella and know that our combined knowledge and demand for product excellence will continue to create gold standard, industry leading software that provides superior security solutions to businesses around the globe.”