Feeds

SurfControl gets an offer

Ready to wave goodbye to independence?

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

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. ®

The next step in data security

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!
Redmond sporran metrics get one in the ten ring
Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE
Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel
Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please
'Platform for piracy' must be punished, or it'll kill us in FIVE YEARS
Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed
Remastered so hard it would be difficult or impossible to master it again
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Sony says year's losses will be FOUR TIMES DEEPER than thought
Losses of more than $2 BILLION loom over troubled Japanese corp
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.