The Google confirmed on Saturday the acquisition of VirusTotal, a company still in the initial phase of work with little market experience. However, the startup adds uploaded files and sites devoted antivirus such as McAfee and Symantec.
According to reports from Reuters, the idea is that VirusTotal can enhance security of Google+ and email service Gmail . The value of the transaction was not disclosed. “We work hard to ensure that the services we offer continue improving. However, as a small company and limited resources, sometimes it becomes a challenge, “he said in a note to VirusTotal.
The VirusTotal accepts requests antivirus checking, applying all software available to the requested pages and then sends its reports to security companies. Because of this, the service is considered a valuable source of information to identify new threats and potential targets.