8e6 Technologies

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8e6 Technologies is now M86 Security.


Founded in 1995, the company changed its name to 8e6 Technologies in 2000.[1] Its co-founder and CEO for ten years, George Shih, developed many of the technologies used in 8e6 Internet filtering products.[2]

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.[3]

The company’s Internet filtering, reporting and monitoring appliances were named a “Best Buy” by SC Magazine in 2007 and 2008.[4]

In November 2008, 8e6 Technologies and Marshal Limited, a provider of email and Web security products, merged and became Marshal8e6.[5] George Shih remained as interim CEO until former Finjan CEO, John Vigouroux, was named to the position in April 2009.[6]

In 2009, Marshal8e6 acquired Avinti and its behavior-based malware technology for detecting blended threats,[7] as well as Finjan, and its real-time code analysis technology. In September, before the Finjan acquisition, Marshal8e6 changed its name to M86 Security.[8]


  1. ^ "8e6 Technologies". SecureNet Associates. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  2. ^ United States. "8e6 Technologies". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  3. ^ "Email Security, Web Security". 8e6.com. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  4. ^ "8e6 Technologies Receives Second Consecutive ''Best Buy'' Honor from SC Magazine". M86 Security. 2009-10-05. Archived from the original on 2012-05-18. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  5. ^ "Marshal and 8e6 Technologies merge". SC Magazine UK. 2008-11-13. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
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  7. ^ "Security Vendor Marshal8e6 Buys Avinti". Cio.com. 2009-04-14. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  8. ^ "Marshal8e6 rebrands as M86 Security and announces new product launches". SC Magazine UK. 2009-09-02. Retrieved 2011-12-10.