AVG Technologies, the company formerly called Grisoft and now probably best known for its free PC anti-virus package, has signalled an intention to broaden its security footprint with the acquisition of Sana Security and its identity theft prevention software.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Sana also provides AVG with its first offices in Silicon Valley.
Sana was founded in 2000 and sells products under the Primary Response brand. Its software uses algorithms that learn normal application behaviour by tracking the code paths that develop as desktop and web applications interact with each other.
It detects system vulnerabilities when applications start to follow unexpected paths.