8e6 Technologies is now M86 Security.
Founded in 1995, the company changed its name to 8e6 Technologies in 2000. Its co-founder and CEO for ten years, George Shih, developed many of the technologies used in 8e6 Internet filtering products.
Originally, in an effort to provide “pornography-free Internet use for children”, the company offered filtering software for computers used in education environments. Later, 8e6 Technologies developed products to manage Internet access in other markets.
The company’s Internet filtering, reporting and monitoring appliances were named a “Best Buy” by SC Magazine in 2007 and 2008.
In November 2008, 8e6 Technologies and Marshal Limited, a provider of email and Web security products, merged and became Marshal8e6. George Shih remained as interim CEO until former Finjan CEO, John Vigouroux, was named to the position in April 2009.
In 2009, Marshal8e6 acquired Avinti and its behavior-based malware technology for detecting blended threats, as well as Finjan, and its real-time code analysis technology. In September, before the Finjan acquisition, Marshal8e6 changed its name to M86 Security.
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