McAfee Boosts Security Portfolio With Sentrigo Acquisition

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 03-23-2011

For its first major move as an Intel company, McAfee has acquired database-security company Sentrigo to boost its database offerings.

McAfee announced the acquisition of privately held Sentrigo March 23. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The deal is expected to close as soon as early April, according to McAfee. The Sentrigo team will join McAfee's Risk & Compliance business unit, headed by Stuart McClure, senior vice president and general manager, McAfee said.

McAfee has its own line of database-security products, including McAfee Vulnerability Manager for Databases, McAfee Database Activity Monitoring and McAfee Integrity Monitoring for Databases. Sentrigo offers Hedgehog, an agent-based software that protects enterprise databases with real-time monitoring, alerts, virtual patching, audit trails and automatic intrusion-prevention capabilities.

The combination of the two companies will allow customers to rapidly deploy database security in their environments in a cost-effective manner, according to Dave Dewalt, president of McAfee. With the acquisition, McAfee will be able to deliver "best-of-breed" vulnerability-management, protection, and activity-monitoring products for databases, he said.

"The integration of Sentrigo with McAfee will provide customers with the highest level of security across their database environments" said DeWalt.

McAfee also announced a "complete database--security platform," which includes now-secure databases, he said. The platform will have best-in-class technologies that can stop database attacks, including SQL injection attacks, provide visibility into all database transactions, and allow customers to detect potential threats before they are exploited.

For more, read the eWEEK article: McAfee Acquires Sentrigo to Enhance Database-Security Portfolio.