Sun Lands i-Planet
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Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
i-Planet provides secure Internet communications giving businesses secure access to e-mail, internal data and applications from any Internet-connected device without the expense of building a separate network.
"Sun's vision of anyone, anytime, anywhere computing is coming together in a viable end-to-end software architecture," said Ed Zander, chief operating officer of Sun Microsystems, Inc. "i-Planet puts another unique software technology in the Sun arsenal that provides remote access to the corporate intranet from any available computer."
"Sun's leadership in the service provider industry positions it to be able to quickly build market share for i-Planet technologies as a natural extension of its industrial-strength Solaris operating environment and award-winning Sun Internet Mail Server," said David Vereeke, cofounder and president at i-Planet.
"Further, the power of our combined companies and technologies gives us some exciting opportunities to play a critical role in accelerating the growth of the global Internet market."