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Software Security Acquisition: RealDefense Buys SUPERAntiSpyware from

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RealDefense LLC, a company that specializes in privacy and security applications and services, has completed its acquisition of SUPERAntiSpyware from for an undisclosed amount.

This is technology M&A deal number 24 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2023.

This transaction marks the fifth consumer software brand acquisition for RealDefense since 2017, the company said in a prepared statement.

RealDefense, based in Pasadena, California, has 30 employees, according to LinkedIn. SUPERAntiSpyware, founded in 2004, is known for its AI-powered malware detection engine and database. Its flagship product has over 65 million downloads and more than one million active users.

The acquisition, says RealDefense, allows to focus on its core business of providing technical support solutions, the company said.

RealDefense Executes Market Strategy

RealDefense notes that it will use its M&A strategy of up-selling, cross-selling and technology licensing “to scale SUPERAntiSpyware to its full potential. RealDefense’s strategy focuses on acquiring software companies that offer privacy, cybersecurity and productivity for PCs, Macs and mobile devices, which it can market through its network of 20,000-plus retail stores, resellers, licensing partners and affiliates in 33 countries.”

Commenting on the acquisition, Gary Guseinov, CEO of RealDefense, said:

"We're excited to welcome SUPERAntiSpyware into our portfolio of brands as part of our roll-up strategy, and we congratulate the team on building an amazing technology and product."

More About RealDefense

RealDefense develops software that optimizes and secures digital devices. Its flagship product, iolo System Mechanic, is consistently rated #1 by PC Magazine and has more than one million customers, the company stated.

Other privacy and security software brands in the RealDefense portfolio include iolo, STOPzilla, MyCleanID, MyCleanPC, USTechSupport, Iolo VPN, GetMyDrivers, WarrantyStar, iolo SafeSearch, and SUPERAntiSpyware.

Jim Masters

Jim Masters is Managing Editor of MSSP Alert, and holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University. His career has spanned governmental and investigative reporting for daily newspapers in the Northwest Indiana Region and 16 years in a global internal communications role for a Fortune 500 professional services company. Additionally, he is co-owner of the Lake County Corn Dogs minor league baseball franchise, located in Crown Point, Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and recording his own music, oil painting, biking, volleyball, golf and cheering on the Corn Dogs.