Symantec toughens anti-piracy effort

Symantec is beefing up its anti-piracy efforts following the acquisition of Brisbane-based software licensing company XtreamLok.XtreamLok -- which consists of 30 employees -- develops advanced anti-piracy and activation technologies that enable the licensing of software applications.



Symantec is beefing up its anti-piracy efforts following the acquisition of Brisbane-based software licensing company XtreamLok.

XtreamLok -- which consists of 30 employees -- develops advanced anti-piracy and activation technologies that enable the licensing of software applications. Both companies refused to reveal details of the acquisition, which was closed on Friday.

"XtreamLok is a truly innovative company and we are pleased that they will now be part of the Symantec team," said John Donovan, managing director, Symantec Australia and New Zealand in a release.

Through the acquisition, Symantec expects to have "greater control over the implementation of licensing technology for its product portfolio".

"Symantec has been our largest customer for the past two years and we look forward to continuing to work together on developing state-of-the art anti-piracy and activation technology for Symantec's solutions," XtreamLok's David Tucker said.

The XtreamLok team continues to be based in Brisbane. It is becoming part of the Symantec Consumer Products and Solutions division.