Oracle beefs up database security with Secerno acquisition


Oracle beefs up database security with Secerno acquisition

Warwick Ashford

Oracle has announced it has reached an agreement to acquire database security firm Secerno.

"Organisations require a comprehensive security solution which includes database firewall functionality to prevent sophisticated attacks from reaching databases," Oracle said in a statement.

Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed, but the acquisition is expected to close before the end of June.

Analysts said the deal will put Oracle in a stronger position to compete against IBM, which made a similar acquisition in December when it bought Guardium.

"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 defence against external threats and unauthorised internal access, with a protective perimeter around Oracle and non-Oracle databases," he said.

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