Internet filtering company N2H2 Inc., whose software reportedly is used by more than 25,000 schools nationwide, is being acquired by web security firm Secure Computing Corp. Industry experts say the merger could be the first of many in the K-12 filtering space, now that the market has reached near saturation.

Secure Computing "purchased our company because they liked our technology, but also because they liked our market share," said Philip Welt, president and chief executive officer of N2H2. "They wanted our market share, our presence in the education marketplace."



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