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CA buys antispam company

Computer Associates has acquired e-mail security software maker Qurb, in a further move into the security industry.

Computer Associates International announced Tuesday its cash acquisition of Qurb, an e-mail security software maker, a further expansion for CA into security industry. CA, which previously licensed Qurb's technology for its eTrust consumer products, will integrate Qurb's antispam tool into its eTrust Threat Management Suite. San Mateo, Calif.-based Qurb develops antispam, antiphishing and antifraud software.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CA's acquisition of the privately held Qurb follow its acquisition last month of Tiny Software, a desktop and server security applications company.