Oracle Buys Secerno, Adding Heterogeneous Database Firewall Solutions

Oracle has agreed to acquire Secerno, a provider of database firewall solutions for Oracle and non-Oracle databases. According to Oracle, Secerno's solution adds a critical defensive layer of security around databases, which blocks unauthorized activity in real time.

"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's products are expected to augment Oracle's portfolio of database security solutions, including Oracle Advanced Security, Oracle Database Vault and Oracle Audit Vault to further ensure data privacy, protect against threats, and enable regulatory compliance. The transaction is expected to close before end of June 2010. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

For a letter to customers from Vipin Samar, Oracle vice president for database security, go here.