McAfee has bought database security firm Sentrigo for an undisclosed sum in a deal which will help to expand its capabilities in the database monitoring space.
Sentrigo, which was already a technology partner of McAfee's in the application and database security space alongside Imperva, specialises in the same kind of database activity monitoring technology as Secerno, which was acquired by Oracle in May 2010.
Sentrigo's flagship product, Hedgehog Enterprise, is designed to monitor databases for illegal or unauthorised activity, protecting organisations of all sizes from external and internal threats.
Hedgehog was integrated with McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator platform in September 2010 and soon after the firm entered an OEM partnership with McAfee which resulted in its technology powering three products: McAfee Vulnerability Manager for Databases, McAfee Database Activity Monitoring, and McAfee Integrity Monitoring for Databases.
Following the closing of the transaction, the Sentrigo team will report into McAfee's Risk & Compliance business unit, headed by Stuart McClure, according to a brief statement on the Sentrigo site.
"In the interim, and likely for the near term after closing, there will be no change in how our customers and partners contact us," it continued.
"As we begin the process of integrating with McAfee we will keep you informed of any changes, and we will strive to make this transition as smooth as possible."
The acquisition is expected to close in April.
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