On May 20, 2010, Oracle announced the acquisition of Secerno, adding a heterogeneous database firewall to Oracle’s industry-leading database security solutions. This combination is expected to further enable customers to reduce the cost and complexity of securing their information throughout the enterprise with a protective perimeter around Oracle and non-Oracle databases.
Demand for data protection is on the rise, as attacks on enterprises continue to grow in sophistication. Countering today’s threats against internal breaches and external attacks requires a comprehensive security solution — including database firewall functionality to prevent threats from reaching databases.
Secerno’s DataWall product blocks against unauthorized database activity in real-time, over the network — before attacks reach the database. Secerno provides a first line of defense against external threats and unauthorized internal access by creating a defensive perimeter around Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and Sybase ASE databases.
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. Secerno adds a database firewall to Oracle's solutions for privileged user control, transparent data encryption, data classification, auditing, monitoring, and data masking, allowing customers to deploy reliable data security solutions that do not require any changes to existing applications, saving time and money.
Together, Oracle and Secerno’s technologies are expected to further extend Oracle’s comprehensive database security solutions to safeguard critical business information across the enterprise.
The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close by the end of June 2010. Until the deal closes, each company will continue to operate independently.