Oracle is buying database security vendor Secerno in a bid to grab their database firewall technology. Secerno competes with rivals such as Imperva and Sentrigo.
Oracle has agreed to buy database security vendor Secerno for an undisclosed sum.
Oracle has its eye on Secerno's database firewall technology, which
works for Oracle and non-Oracle databases. Secerno also provides
database monitoring and auditing technology as well, and competes with vendors such as Guardium
(purchased by IBM), Imperva and Sentrigo.
Secerno's DataWall products are powered by the SynoptiQ Enginem and leverage a model of how users
applications typically access the database in order to help
organizations set granular policies. Once those policies are
established, the DataWall appliance uses them to detect and block
According to Oracle, the buy will augment the company's existing security offerings.
"Secerno acquisition is in direct response to increasing customer challenges around mitigating database security risk
said Andrew Mendelsohn, senior vice president of Oracle Database Server
Technologies, in a statement. "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 CEO Steve Hurn said Secerno is a natural addition to Oracle's database security portfolio.
"We are excited to bring Secerno's domain expertise to Oracle, and
ensure continuity and success for our current customers, partners and
prospects," Hurn said in a statement.
The deal is expected to close before the end of June.