j2 Global Buys Excel Micro For Email Security

Los Angeles-based j2 Global, the diversified Internet and online services firm led by Hemi Zucker, has gobbled up yet another Internet services company, saying it has acquired cloud email security and archiving provider Excel Micro. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Excel Micro was based in Philadelphia. j2 Global said the acquisition will help expand its U.S. and Canadian email security customer base. j2 Global has quietly been gobbling up dozens and dozens of companies across such areas as online backup, unified communications, email marketing, Internet phone and fax, and much more, and even owns publisher Ziff Davis. j2 Global said the acquisition is not expected to be material to the company.