Pervasive Acquires ThinkNet Technology

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2003-04-17 Print this article Print

Pervasive will add the data security and auditing technology to its Pervasive.SQL embedded database.

Pervasive Software Inc. has acquired data security and auditing technology that it will add to its Pervasive.SQL embedded database, the company announced Tuesday. Pervasive, of Austin, Texas, purchased the database transaction intelligence technology from ThinkNet Inc., a software development company based in Toronto.
The ThinkNet technology will give users of Pervasive.SQL the ability to see who did what when, where and how, officials said, with a continuous and auditable view of an applications database operations. It includes a logging plug-in, a query and analysis module, and a business rules engine. ThinkNet also can be set up to alert administrators to events using predefined business rules, as well as to report on database activity for purposes of analysis.
Products will roll out later this year, company officials said. Pricing information will be released at that time. Terms of the all-cash acquisition were not disclosed. Pervasive estimated that acquisition costs, along with costs associated with technology integration and hybrid product creation, will come in at less than $1 million. Most Recent Stories by Lisa Vaas:
Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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