McAfee Buys Database Security Vendor Sentrigo

The database security vendor's products include a Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) solution that provides virtual patching for database deployments.


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Intel's (NASDAQ:INTC) McAfee security division is acquiring privately held database security vendor Sentrigo. Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed.

Sentrigo's products include the Hedgehog Enterprise product, which is a Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) solution that provides virtual patching for database deployments. Another key product is the Hedgehog DBscanner, which is a vulnerability assessment solution for databases.

"After evaluating other players in this market, McAfee recognized that Sentrigo has the best technology, best go-to-market approach, and strongest team to bring into McAfee," Martin Ward, McAfee's senior director of risk and compliance product marketing, told InternetNews.com. "McAfee has sold Sentrigo solutions under an OEM agreement for six months so we are already familiar with the market opportunity, technology, how to sell it, and who to target."

"We believe Sentrigo has the DNA to become the market leader for cloud security of databases," Ward said. "The Sentrigo architecture is unique in the database security market, utilizing autonomous sensors that can be deployed locally wherever cloud systems are provisioned."

Read the rest about cloud computing and database security at InternetNews.

Tags: database, security, Intel, McAfee, database security

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