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Big Blue sees the acquisition bolstering its offerings to enterprises that need to secure databases against both internal and external threats.
HP will pay a decent premium for the security software company, the Journal reports, but nothing 3Par-like.
The enterprise software giant acquires Secerno, a company that offers firewall security for both Oracle and non-Oracle databases.
Israeli companies field yet another patrol robot--the cheetah-spotted Guardium unmanned ground system.
AT&T is selling off Sterling Commerce, a company that tries to help businesses better share information with partners, customers, and suppliers.
Big Blue is acquiring the top provider of business process management software, which tries to help companies cut costs by automating their business processes.
Tech giant says the security and compliance management company's "superior technology" complements HP's existing security portfolio of hardware, software and services.
Databases need better protection, and the next cycle of takeovers will see some major firms acquire database-security specialists.
The total value for tech merger and acquisition activity reaches $142 billion in 2009; in contrast, the second quarter of 2008 alone saw $173 billion in tech M&A deals.
Software giant announces its first Forefront-branded hosted security service, which is designed to keep spam and malware out of Exchange e-mail in-boxes.