Untangle, Inc., a network software and appliance company, today announced the purchase of privately-held eSoft. The deal, structured as an asset purchase, furthers Untangle's aggressive acquisition strategy and expands its reach in the SMB market.

 eSoft was founded in 1984 and was first to market with an integrated firewall, email and web threat security appliance, leading the creation of the unified threat management (UTM) product category and focusing on bringing enterprise-grade security to small and medium businesses. The asset purchase includes the eSoft.com domain name, UTM firewall technology and appliances, and existing customer contracts. Employees from eSoft will also be joining Untangle to support eSoft customers and channel partners.

Other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

About Untangle
Untangle, a network software and appliance company, provides the most complete multi-function firewall and Internet management application suite available today. Designed to meet the network policy demands of organizations large and small, Untangle's award-winning software now ships on easy-to-deploy appliances. Untangle's proven network software solutions are installed in nearly 40,000 organizations, protecting more than 2 million people and their computers. With its try-before-you-buy approach, Untangle enables organizations to take control of their network within minutes and at no risk. Untangle is located in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit untangle.com or call (866) 233-2296.

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