Microsoft to Acquire FrontBridge Technologies
If you can't beat them, buy them!
Microsoft continues its strategy of buying companies that can complement its products. The latest target is FrontBridge Technologies, a Leading Provider of Secure Messaging Services.
Probably the main reason for this action has to do with adding some compliance capabilities to Exchange. But we must not forget security and availability, FrontBridge has some great solutions regarding that too.
"With this acquisition, Microsoft will deliver a service for enforcing compliance through archiving, minimizing spam and viruses, and ensuring e-mail availability in the case of a disaster.
[...]The planned acquisition of FrontBridge Technologies will play a key role in Microsoft’s strategy to help customers be more secure and better protect their messaging infrastructure while complying with mandatory regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and regulations that affect financial services companies such as SEC 17A and NASD 3010 and 3011."