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Friday, May 21, 2010

Oracle Buys Database Firewall Firm Secerno

Oracle said it will buy Secerno, a provider of database firewall software, to help customers protect their sensitive business data and comply with regulatory compliance standards.

“Secerno’s products are expected to expand Oracle’s portfolio of security solutions to ensure data privacy, protect against insider threats, and enable regulatory compliance,” Vipin Samar, vice president of Oracle’s (NASDAQ: ORCL) database security group, wrote in a letter to both companies’ customers.

In November, IBM paid $225 million to acquire Guardium, a privately held database security software developer that competed with the likes of Secerno and Imperva.

Posted on 05/21