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Google acquires security software developer GreenBorder Technologies, giving it a new sandbox to play in.
Buying the virtual browser company just one of many steps Google is taking toward providing online security.
As the Storm worm raged, tapping countless PCs for nefarious ends, the rush to online applications left many Web sites vulnerable.
Check Point's new product will create a sandbox around your browser and also provide antispyware and antiphishing protection.
Google and Postini execs say little about the $625 million acquisition, which is set to close in the third quarter.
With GreenBorder, the search giant gets deeper into Net security. Plus: Google Earth close-ups and DoubleClick scrutiny.
Some say the deal may just be the tipping point that leads to widespread adoption of RSS and advertising in RSS feeds.
Start-up GreenBorder offers a virtual defense for the much-attacked Microsoft browser, but it goes only so far.