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Had another company done this, it might have seemed silly; it might have been called a lost opportunity.  But for GreenBorder, staying out of the spotlight was a rather impressive feat; you see, the security company was acquired by Google, and it then kept word from spreading for almost two weeks.

Google Gets Secure With GreenBorder
Google Gets Secure With GreenBorder
Google Gets Secure With GreenBorder

Google bought GreenBorder on May 11th, yet the earliest reports seem to date from the 25th.  Even one article posted today doesn’t mention the takeover: “Green Border could provide a lot more value if it became part of a say a Yahoo, Google, or an Amazon toolbar,” notes Tom Forenski.

Forenski’s article provides useful background information, however, on a company that doesn’t toot its own horn.  GreenBorder, as he describes it, is “a security software company that offers an easy solution to virus, spyware, and trojan threats by isolating each Internet session from the rest of the PC and earlier Internet sessions.”

Also, as Forenski and other onlookers have imagined, GreenBorder should offer Google some fresh options.  Mashable’s Pete Cashmore writes, “The question is: does this mark Google’s first step into the security and anti-virus game?  It’s an area of web browsing that Google hasn’t yet ventured into, but the company’s relentless march would seem to put it in competition with virtually everyone.”

There’s no telling for sure – GreenBorder certainly doesn’t seem prepared to share its plans – yet it looks like some very interesting things are taking place within Mountain View, where both GreenBorder and Google are based.

Google Gets Secure With GreenBorder
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