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IBM buys database security firm Guardium

Big Blue sees the acquisition bolstering its offerings to enterprises that need to secure databases against both internal and external threats.

By December 1, 2009


WSJ: HP goes shopping (again), buys ArcSight

HP will pay a decent premium for the security software company, the Journal reports, but nothing 3Par-like.

By September 12, 2010


HP to acquire ArcSight for $1.5 billion

Tech giant says the security and compliance management company's "superior technology" complements HP's existing security portfolio of hardware, software and services.

By September 13, 2010


IBM to spend $1.4 billion on a Sterling buy

AT&T is selling off Sterling Commerce, a company that tries to help businesses better share information with partners, customers, and suppliers.

By May 24, 2010


Oracle buys database firewall provider

The enterprise software giant acquires Secerno, a company that offers firewall security for both Oracle and non-Oracle databases.

By May 20, 2010


IBM software sticks to the plan for 2010

Steve Mills, Big Blue's software chief, sits down with CNET to discuss the company's view on cloud computing and open source in the new year.

By January 4, 2010


IBM to buy enterprise software maker Lombardi

Big Blue is acquiring the top provider of business process management software, which tries to help companies cut costs by automating their business processes.

By December 16, 2009


IBM closes lackluster M&A year with buying spree

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.

By December 16, 2009


Microsoft to offer hosted security for Exchange

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.

By April 15, 2009


Robo-buggy patrols the wire

Israeli companies field yet another patrol robot--the cheetah-spotted Guardium unmanned ground system.

By August 5, 2008