Feeds

SurfControl gets an offer

Ready to wave goodbye to independence?

Boost IT visibility and business value

SurfControl, the censorware firm, revealed today it had received a preliminary approach from a potential suitor.

The Congleton, Cheshire-based firm said the pass may or may not lead to an offer, and was subject to "a number of pre-conditions".

While SurfControl's board is considering its response to the potential suitor, it also claims to be considering other strategic offerings. This could be translated as "we're playing hard to get but will do more than bat our eyelids for the right money".

SurfControl's most recent results showed revenues of $29m in its first fiscal quarter, up 23 per cent, but pre-tax losses were $1.6m, compared to a $200,000 loss the previous year.

Former Sun VP Patricia Sueltz joined the firm as CEO last year. Given her Silicon Valley background it was inevitable the firm would consider going the way of so many other niche players and tout itself for absorption by a bigger player. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media
Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley
Microsoft exits climate denier lobby group
ALEC will have to do without Redmond, it seems
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls
From Clippy to Clippers: Hi, I see you're running an NBA team now ...
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
Amazon takes swipe at PayPal, Square with card reader for mobes
Etailer plans to undercut rivals with low transaction fee offer
Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy
Press conference: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME (cont'd pg 94)
Call of Duty daddy considers launching own movie studio
Activision Blizzard might like quality control of a CoD film
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.