Symantec has announced it has completed its acquisition of MessageLabs.

The acquisition, announced back in October, will see MessageLabs' services, as a provider of online messaging services, with more than three billion email connections each day, expanding Symantec's existing portfolio of SaaS offerings with messaging and web security services.

Symantec states: "The combined expertise from MessageLabs and Symantec will expand SaaS delivery and customer support models across the Symantec technology portfolio and accelerate the development of new hybrid online and on-premise offerings for IT professionals".

At the time the merger was announced, the deal was said to be for a reported $695m (£401.2m).