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VIPRE Security Group Inc.
TypePrivate Company
IndustryComputer security & Network Security
United States
Number of locations
Clearwater, Copenhagen, Dublin, Stoke-on-Trent, Stockholm
Key people
  • Vivek Kapil, President
  • Usman Choudhary, CPO
  • Wayne MacLaurin, CTO
  • Email Security
  • Email Encryption
  • Endpoint Security
  • Security Awareness Training
  • SafeSend
BrandsVIPRE, SendInc, LOGIVA, Inspired eLearning, StrongVPN, livedrive, SugarSync
RevenueIncrease US$678.5 million (2020)[1]
Number of employees
~500 (December 2020)[1]
ParentZiff Davis

VIPRE Security Group, (also known as VIPRE or VIPRE Security) a brand of Ziff Davis, is a privately held cybersecurity company headquartered in New York.[2]

VIPRE develops cybersecurity products focused on endpoint and email security along with advanced threat intelligence applications. VIPRE is based globally with operations in Clearwater, Florida, Washington D.C., Vancouver B.C., Keele, United Kingdom, Dublin, Ireland, Copenhagen, Denmark, Stockholm, Sweden, Amsterdam, Netherlands and in Oslo, Norway.[3]

Corporate history[edit]

The company was originally founded in 1994 as Sunbelt Software,[4] which was acquired in 2010 by GFI Software.[5]

In 2013 Sunbelt Software was spun off and renamed to ThreatTrack Security.[6]

In 2017 they were concentrating on their VIPRE suite[7] and the company now uses that name. The VIPRE portfolio now encompasses endpoint security, with heritage from original Sunbelt Software anti-virus products, email security, with heritage from the UK company Fusemail, Comendo, StaySecure, WeCloud, iCritical and ElectricMail products that had previously been acquired by j2, and security awareness training via the acquisition of Inspired e-Learning.

VIPRE was featured in a PC World Magazine article.[8]

In February 2018 it was acquired by j2 Global.[9]


Announcement date Company Business Deal size Location References
January 11, 2021 LOGIVA A/S Email Encryption Undisclosed Aarhus, Denmark [10]
January 11, 2021 Inspired eLearning Inc. Security Awareness Training Undisclosed Austin, TX [11]
May 10, 2019 SafeSend AS Email DLP Undisclosed Oslo, Norway [12]


  1. ^ a b "j2 Global, Inc. 2020 Annual Report (Form 10-K)". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. December 31, 2020.
  2. ^ "About".
  3. ^ "VIPRE Location Worldwide". VIPRE Official Website. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  4. ^ Mike Williams (October 12, 2017). "VIPRE Advanced Security review". Techradar.
  5. ^ Michael Hinman (July 13, 2010). "GFI Software buys Clearwater tech company Sunbelt Software". Tampa Bay Business Journal.
  6. ^ "GFI Software Spins Off ThreatTrack Security". 19 March 2013. Retrieved 2019-05-21.
  7. ^ Neil J. Rubenking (June 26, 2017). "ThreatTrack Vipre Advanced Security". PC magazine.
  8. ^ Ian Paul (August 23, 2018). "Vipre Advanced Security review: Simple but effective". PC World.
  9. ^ Gina Narcisi (February 7, 2018). "J2 Global Acquires Vipre In Bid To Advance Security In The Cloud". CRN.
  10. ^ "J2 Global Closes 4 Acquisitions | Los Angeles Business Journal".
  11. ^ "J2 Global Closes 4 Acquisitions | Los Angeles Business Journal".
  12. ^ "SafeSend has been acquired by J2 Global".