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May 21, 2010

Oracle to Buy Secerno

By Alice Straight, TMCnet Web Editor


Oracle (News - Alert) Corp., has agreed to buy Secerno to add to its security applications that protect online privacy and prevent cyber attacks.

The transaction probably will close before the end of June, Redwood City, California-based Oracle said in a statement. The terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

'The Secerno acquisition is in direct response to increasing customer challenges around mitigating database security risk,' said Andrew Mendelsohn, Oracle's senior vice president of database server technologies, in a statement announcing the deal.

'Secerno's database firewall product acts as a first line of defense against external threats and unauthorized internal access with a protective perimeter around Oracle and non-Oracle databases,' Mendelsohnn said.

Oracle Chief Executive Officer Larry Ellison (News - Alert), has tailored acquisitions to specific industries to fuel growth, spending more than $40 billion over the past five years.

Oracle recently announced that it will be at CS Week 2010, to Oracle will demonstrate its leadership and vision in Nashville, Tenn., May 25-28 at the Nashville Convention Center. Oracle Utilities Group Vice President of Product Strategy and Management, Linda Jackman, will speak on a panel during the executive summit session, 'Latest Approaches to Applying Technology to Customer Service' on Tuesday, May 25 at 2 p.m. CDT (News - Alert).

Jackman will also present on a panel during a meter data management workshop entitled 'Meter Data Management Shoot-out Part 2' on Wednesday, May 26 at 3 p.m. CDT. Oracle Utilities Senior Director of Product Management, Bruce Kane, and Oracle Utilities Vice President of Product Management, Brad Williams, will present during the Field Customer Service Workshop 'The Advantages of Centralization and Mobile Workforce Management' on Thursday, May 27 at 10:30 a.m. CDT. Oracle Utilities Vice President of Industry Strategy, Guerry Waters, will speak during a session entitled, 'A Day in the Life of the Smart Grid' on Thursday, May 27 at 2:30 p.m. CDT.

At the Oracle booth #500, attendees can find out more about why Oracle is the Smart Grid Choice and experience demonstrations for: Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management Oracle Utilities Mobile Workforce Management Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management Oracle Web Self-Services Additionally, Oracle Utilities will host a complimentary cocktail reception for utilities attendees, media, analysts and selected partners at Merchants Restaurant, 401 Broadway Avenue, Nashville on Wednesday, May 26 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CDT.

Alice Straight is a TMCnet editor. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight

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