AVG to acquire ID theft prevention specialist Sana

Amsterdam-based AVG gets Silicon Valley foothold with purchase of Sana Security, a provider of software using behavioral technology to block attackers from stealing sensitive information.

Antivirus provider AVG Technologies on Tuesday announced that it is acquiring Sana Security, which sells identity fraud prevention software.

Under the deal, whose financial terms were not disclosed, the Redwood City, Calif., headquarters of Sana will serve as Amsterdam-based AVG's first office in Silicon Valley.

Sana's products use behavioral technology to block attackers from stealing sensitive information. The software analyzes normal application behavior and recognizes abnormal behavior caused by malware infections, user configuration errors, and software bugs.

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