Commtouch has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Reykjavik, Iceland-based FRISK Software International’s antivirus assets. FRISK is a leading provider of antivirus solutions for the corporate, consumer, and SDK markets. Its well-established product line, F-PROT, is used by millions of people and organizations. FRISK also currently provides technology used by Commtouch’s Antivirus, and as a result, the two AV engineering teams have worked together for nearly 20 years. The acquisition will allow Commtouch to benefit from FRISK’s IP and accelerate its launch of white label antivirus solutions for the OEM market. It will also enable Commtouch to provide more services and white labeled applications, and enhance the company’s antivirus capabilities. Upon closing, Commtouch will acquire 100 percent of FRISK’s antivirus assets, including its products, employees and IP. In addition to leading-edge technology, FRISK brings with it many highly talented staff including FRISK’s founder, Friðrik Skúlason. Friðrik was the first to develop the heuristic detection technology that is now widely used in most antivirus products. He will become Commtouch’s vice president of antivirus technologies. Commtouch will continue to support the needs of all FRISK customers, channel partners and distributors, while also maintaining FRISK’s F-PROT and Lykla-Pétur (Iceland-specific) brands. The official announcement may be viewed here. A document containing questions and answers related to the acquisition may be downloaded here.