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It plans to use the acquisition to push its existing backup, storage, and online remote access into the MessageLabs customer base.
MessageLabs tailors its services for e-mail and Web traffic security filtering to suit smaller organizations.
E-mail spam that includes truncated Web addresses sees a dramatic increase very recently, security provider MessageLabs says.
Spam made up more than 90 percent of all e-mail last month, with networks of zombie PCs producing the vast majority of such messages, MessageLabs says.
MessageLabs cites demise of one ISP and finds that the peak time of day for sexually explicit spam falls around the noon hour.
Acquisition of hosted secure IM provider is MessageLabs' ticket into the instant messaging security fray.
Company expands outside of e-mail security to become what it claims is the first service provider to offer security services for both email and Web traffic.
This week, CNET's Robert Vamosi talks with Matt Sergeant, senior antispam technologist for MessageLabs.
Security vendor MessageLabs says corporate e-mail is a target of criminal hackers' malware in advance of this summer's Olympics in Beijing.
New hosted services to be available in the fall will scan Web traffic for viruses, spyware and adware.