Google acquires GreenBorder Technologies, an Internet security firm known for creating “virtual machines” that allows users to read emails and surf the web without being harmed by viruses and malware. The move was Google’s first step into the anti-virus business.
Interestingly, the GreenBorder technology makes use of a secure zone called “sandbox” where data is stored each time someone uses the net, then discards these resulting data when surfing is done. (much like the Google sandbox where web pages are evaluated before they can be completely visible in the result pages).
Aaron Zamost, Google’s spokesperson, talked about their plans to use the GreenBoarder software with various Google products and applications. Founded in 2001, GreenBorder Technologies Inc is based in Mountain View, California, and was bought by Google mid-May. Terms and details of the acquisition was not disclosed.