Feeds

Websense offloads CyberPatrol to industry veterans

Ex-PestPatrol staffers get into censorware

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

A group of security industry veterans has bought the CyberPatrol parental control software product from security vendor Websense for an undisclosed amount.

The deal, announced Tuesday, has led to the creation of a new firm, CyberPatrol LLC, which aims to use its newly acquired censorware tech to offer "safe computing" to surfers of all ages.

At the helm are former executives of PestPatrol, a provider of anti-spyware solutions, which was acquired by Computer Associates in 2004.

Bob Bales, founder and CEO at PestPatrol, has become the chief exec of CyberPatrol. Fourteen other former PestPatrol employees have joined up. The acquisition was led by Bales and Philadelphia investor and entrepreneur Vince Schiavone, who becomes a board member of CyberPatrol LLC.

Websense acquired CyberPatrol software through the acquisition of the UK-based firm SurfControl in October 2007. This deal was, an enterprise play, designed to increase Websense's customer base and to enable it to offer an on-demand hosted content filtering service. CyberPatrol, a consumer-focused censorware program, wasn't strategic to that plan, hence the disposal.

CyberPatrol (the firm) said it will continue to support existing customers including small and medium sized businesses, libraries and educational users that use the technology to block access to "offensive and undesirable" web sites. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Bono apologises for iTunes album dump
Megalomania, generosity and FEAR of irrelevance drove group to Apple deal
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
Arab States make play for greater government control of the internet
Nerds told to get lost in last-minute power grab bid at UN meeting
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Zippy one-liners, broken promises: Doctor Who on the Orient Express
Series finally hits stride, but Clara's U-turn is baffling
Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods
You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
10 Top Tips For PRs Considering Whether To Phone The Register
You'll Read These And LOL Even Though They're Serious
Stop ROBOT exploitation, cry striking Foxconn workers
HP downturn and automation eroding overtime on China's production lines
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
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?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.