VIPRE

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VIPRE Security Group Inc.
TypePrivate Company
IndustryComputer security & Network Security
Founded2013
HeadquartersSeattle,
United States
Number of locations
Clearwater, Copenhagen, Dublin, Stoke-on-Trent, Stockholm
Key people
  • Vivek Kapil, President
  • Usman Choudhary, CPO
  • Wayne MacLaurin, CTO
Products
  • 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
Websitewww.vipre.com

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.

Later in 2017, VIPRE earned recognition from AV-Comparatives (one of six "top-rated products"),[8] AV-Test[9] and Virus Bulletin.[10]

VIPRE was featured in a PC World Magazine article.[11]

In February 2018 it was acquired by j2 Global.[12]

VIPRE Acquires Inspired eLearning, November 11th 2021 https://www.dcadvisory.com/news-deals-insights/deal-announcements/dc-advisory-advised-inspired-elearning-on-its-sale-to-j2-global/#gref

Acquisitions[edit]

Announcement date Company Business Deal size Location References
January 11, 2021 LOGIVA A/S Email Encryption Undisclosed Aarhus, Denmark [13]
January 11, 2021 Inspired eLearning Inc. Security Awareness Training Undisclosed Austin, TX [14]
May 10, 2019 SafeSend AS Email DLP Undisclosed Oslo, Norway [15]

Products and services[edit]

Productname Region Availability Description
VIPRE Email Security Global Virus, Spam and DLP filtering, with Phishing Protection, Sandboxing and Archiving of emails.
VIPRE Endpoint Security Global Cloud dreven Endpoint Security for small and medium-sized businesses, with Web Access Control module.
VIPRE SafeSend Global Program to avoid accidental data breaches that increases compliance and data protection in the company.
VIPRE Security Awareness Training Global Security Awareness Training for the entire company. Powered by Inspired eLearning and comes in three packages.
VIPRE Encryption Global Send emails into a portal and force the recipient to log into the portal. Ensure data is not delivered unencrypted.
VIPRE SecureMail Scandinavia Program that looks up encryption strength and forces encryption from end-to-end on emails without interaction from the user.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "j2 Global, Inc. 2020 Annual Report (Form 10-K)". last10k.com. 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". www.esecurityplanet.com. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 2019-05-21.
  7. ^ Neil J. Rubenking (June 26, 2017). "ThreatTrack Vipre Advanced Security". PC magazine.
  8. ^ "Anti-Virus Comparative: Summary Report 2017" (PDF). AV-Comparatives. February 6, 2018 [December 2017].
  9. ^ "The best antivirus software for Windows Home User". AV-Test. December 2017.
  10. ^ "VB100 results from 2017-12 (latest) on Windows 7 Professional, Windows 10 Professional". Virus Bulletin. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  11. ^ Ian Paul (August 23, 2018). "Vipre Advanced Security review: Simple but effective". PC World.
  12. ^ Gina Narcisi (February 7, 2018). "J2 Global Acquires Vipre In Bid To Advance Security In The Cloud". CRN.
  13. ^ "J2 Global Closes 4 Acquisitions | Los Angeles Business Journal".
  14. ^ "J2 Global Closes 4 Acquisitions | Los Angeles Business Journal".
  15. ^ "SafeSend has been acquired by J2 Global".

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