The Big Blue (IBM) has acquired Guardium, a leading company in making access to databases secure. Guardium's products are designed to work with leading database platforms from IBM, Oracle, Microsoft and others. This privately held company based in Waltham, Massachusetts has a seven years of operating history of working with the top brands of the world including global banks, insurers, PC manufacturers, soft drink brands, global retailers etc. Its technology helps clients safeguard data, monitor database activity and reduce operational costs by automating regulatory compliance tasks.
The financial terms are not disclosed, but it is expected to be $200million+ deal. A large number of customers using various database products opt for Guardium security, which means IBM will be in business whether its DB2 or websphere products are involved or not.