TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Earthlink Acquires Anti-Spyware Company Aluria

Earthlink Acquires Anti-Spyware Company Aluria

Reuters News Wire (
Mon, 22 Aug 2005 17:06:06 -0500

U.S. Internet service provider EarthLink Inc. on Monday said it agreed
to acquire the assets of privately held Aluria Software LLC, which
makes security and anti-spyware software.

EarthLink said it expects the acquisitions, whose terms were not
disclosed, to close in September.

Aluria, which was founded in 1999 and based in Orlando, Florida, is
best known for its consumer anti-spyware application called Spyware
Eliminator. The product has more than 20 million users, Atlanta-based
EarthLink said in a statement.

Recently, Aluria launched its first business-targeted application,
Paladin, which provides anti-spyware protection for small businesses
and corporations. The company also sells a number of other security
and system optimization applications.

EarthLink counted 5.4 million Internet subscribers at the end of June.

Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.

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