Chinese Internet security software provider Qihoo 360 announced that its 360Safebox software will be integrated into Uuu9.com, a Chinese portal for gaming information.
According to Qihoo 360, the new company established after the integration will be positioned as an open gaming platform that uses 360Safebox for Internet security protection. Liu Liang, chief executive officer of Uuu9.com, will become the chief executive officer of the new company.
Liu said that the latest and most important task for the newly established company is to transform from a gaming content manufacturer to a gaming content integrator. In the future, the company will focus on cooperation with all gaming information portals in China to create a new game-oriented open platform by integrating a large number of users and information.
Zhou Hongwei, chairman of Qihoo 360, said that by integrating 360Safebox with the gaming content resources of Uuu9.com, Qihoo 360 hopes to provide users with secured services while helping game manufacturers accurately deliver their product information to targeted users.
At present, there are about 80 Web games operating on the game platform of Qihoo 360. Revenue from these games reportedly accounted for nearly 30% of the total revenue of the company, according to the latest financial report of Qihoo 360.
360Safebox is ID protection software launched by Qihoo 360. It provides functions to protect the security of online games, instant messaging tools, and Internet banking accounts. In addition, it can help accelerate the running speed of online games, offer testing codes of games, and game supporting tools. The software currently has 87 million users in China.
Uuu9.com was founded in 2004 and it is one of the many gaming information portals in China. It offers more than 20 channels, covering gaming news, special zones, videos, forum, download services, music, gaming assistants, and e-sports.