Marshal and 8e6 Technologies have merged to form an independent software company.
Named Marshal8e6, it will offer security of all forms of internet-based communication streams including internal corporate emails, internet-based email services, websites and instant messaging.
George Shih, CEO of 8e6 Technologies, said: “The driving force behind our new company is that the threat environment has evolved and is much smarter than it used to be: reputable websites now have malware buried deep inside; seemingly innocent emails direct users to corrupted content; and instant messages contain infected attachments.
“Our customers are demanding coordination of content policy and protection across all these major communications streams, and this combination addresses that need.”
Ed Macnair, CEO of Marshal, said: “Today's threat landscape does not discriminate between web-based and email threats. To combat these threats effectively, you need the ability to integrate email and web security.”