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February 19, 2015
Excel Micro, a j2 Global (JCOM) company, has added a cloud services aggregator to its portfolio. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) distributor has acquired Nuvotera (formerly Spam Soap), a California-based email security services company and cloud services aggregator for managed service providers (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Hemi Zucker, j2 Global’s CEO, said the addition of Nuvotera could help Excel Micro extend its email security services market reach.
“Nuvotera is a trusted supplier of email security and one of the largest cloud email security providers in the U.S.,” he said in a prepared statement. “This acquisition … [represents] our commitment to expansion in the email security space.”
J2 Global also noted that the acquisition of Nuvotera enables Excel Micro to solidify its position as “one of the largest email SaaS distributors in North America.”
Talkin’ Cloud could not reach j2 Global for comment regarding Excel Micro’s Nuvotera acquisition.
J2 Global’s cloud services revenues rose 19 percent year over year to $94.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, thanks in part to its email and backup businesses.
“2014 was an excellent year for j2 during which we experienced strong growth in all operating lines of business,” Zucker said in a prepared statement. “Our cloud services segment saw its most significant growth in the email and backup businesses, growing both organically and through M&A.”
J2 Global continues to explore ways to add to its email and backup business portfolio, too.
The Internet services giant last month acquired TestudoData, a Mount Vernon, Washington-based information security services provider, and extended a tender offer for all outstanding shares of cloud backup services company Carbonite (CARB).
Contributing writer, Penton Technology
Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Patch.com. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).
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