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XML security specialist Forum Systems buys Kenai

Salt Lake City-based Forum plans to add the tools of Rocklin, Calif-based Kenai into its security line.

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XML security company Forum Systems on Thursday said it has acquired privately held Kenai Systems for an undisclosed amount. Salt Lake City-based Forum is one of a handful of companies that sells specialized appliances, including a firewall, for securing applications that use XML and Web services protocols.

Kenai, based in Rocklin, Calif., has developed a line of software to automatically assess security vulnerabilities in applications during the design phase of development. Forum said it intends to add Kenai's tools to its security product line.