j2 Global Buys Nuvotera

Los Angeles-based j2 Global, which operates an wide range of Internet services, said today that its Excel Micro business has acquired the assets of Nuvotera, a provider of email security services. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Nuvotera--formerly known as Spam Soap--focused on the small and medium sized business market. j2 Global said the impact on its business is not expected to be material. Nuvotera had been based in Costa Mesa. j2 Global operates Internet fax, virtual phone, email marketing, hosted email, online backup, and many other cloud services, and also operates a separate online publishing business which includes Ziff Davis,,, and other properties.