Marshal8e6 Becomes M86 Security

New Brand and WebMarshal 6.5/MailMarshal 6.7 Releases Reflect Milestones Since Company Expansion and Signify New Business Strategy



Marshal8e6, a global provider of Web and messaging security products, today announced a new company name and brand identity, M86 Security™. The new brand reflects the company’s vision to provide integrated, comprehensive inbound and outbound content security capable of protecting organizations from current and emerging threats. Along with the new brand, M86 Security announced the upcoming releases of WebMarshal 6.5 and MailMarshal 6.7, the first products to integrate technology from the Marshal and 8e6 Technologies merger and Avinti acquisition.

M86 Security’s complete technology portfolio includes best-of-breed Web and e-mail solutions that were brought together via the merger of 8e6 Technologies and Marshal. In April 2009, the newly-united Marshal8e6 acquired Avinti to strengthen the company’s behavioral malware detection capabilities. WebMarshal 6.5, available later this month, and MailMarshal 6.7, available in October, are the first two products to include technology from the merger and acquisition. The latest release of WebMarshal supports the integration of the former 8e6 Technologies filtering database, which encompasses millions of URLs in 100+ Web site categories, resulting in more accurate Web blocking and filtering. The upcoming MailMarshal release incorporates key technologies from the Avinti acquisition in order to provide unmatched protection against blended threats.

“Our rebranding signifies the next step in the company’s vision to become the recognized leader in comprehensive inbound and outbound content security,” said John Vigouroux, chief executive officer at M86 Security. “M86 Security’s solutions, which are available as hardware, software and SaaS deployments, allow organizations to choose the best deployment platform for their network needs. M86 is one of the few security vendors that can adapt to the needs of organizations of any size.”

In only 10 months, M86 Security has combined the best in technology, industry leadership and expertise to become one of the leading independent security vendors in the market. The company appointed key industry veterans to further enhance its executive management team, including CEO John Vigouroux, CMO William Kilmer and VP of Product Management Werner Thalmeier, to take the business to the next level. Combining and integrating the former Avinti research lab and Marshal8e6 TRACElabs into the new M86 Security Labs, M86 Security is able to provide an enhanced, real-time threat research and monitoring service to ensure that its customers are protected from emerging threats as they occur.

Despite the current economic climate, M86 Security continues to experience steady growth. The company experienced record revenue in four of the first six months of 2009, adding 955 new customers and 775,000 seats.