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Oracle Buys Database Firewall Vendor, Secerno

4:15 pm on May 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Oracle Buys Database Firewall Vendor, Secerno [news.cnet.com]
Oracle said Thursday that it has bought database firewall vendor Secerno in a move designed to help customers better secure their databases.

Geared for both Oracle and non-Oracle databases, Secerno's DataWall firewall product analyzes how databases are accessed to allow database administrators to set up policies to control that access. Using active monitoring, the firewall can detect and block any suspicious attempts to hit the database, according to Secerno. The company also offers auditing features to help businesses make sure they're in compliance with regulatory standards.