Oracle Acquires Database Security Firm

Paul Lilly

Oracle, which recently spent $7.4 billion acquiring Sun Micrososystems, announced on Thursday that it has agreed to scoop up Secerno, a provider of database firewall solutions for both Oracle and non-Oracle databases.

"The Secerno acquisition is in direct response to increasing customer challenges around mitigating database security risk," said Andrew Mendelsohn, senior vice president, Oracle Database Server Technologies. "Secerno’s database firewall product acts as a first line of defense against external threats and unauthorized internal access with a protective perimeter around Oracle and non-Oracle databases. Together, Oracle’s complete set of database security solutions and Secerno’s technology will provide customers with the ability to safeguard their critical business information."

Secerno makes a bunch of hardware and software products called DataWall, which help block unauthorized activity in real-time. Oracle said it will use Secerno's products to augment its portfolio of database solutions, including Oracle Advanced Security, Oracle Database Vault, and Oracle Audit Vault.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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