Thursday, November 01, 2007

Cisco to acquire Securent

OK, looks like the first move in consolidation in the authorization marketplace has happened...not bad: $100M! (Analysis and commentary by Phil Schacter at Burton Group can be found here.)

Congrats to the folks at Securent!

Cisco Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Securent

Cisco® today announced an agreement to acquire Securent, Inc., a leading provider of policy management software for enterprises. Securent's scalable, distributed policy platform allows enterprises to administer, enforce, and audit access to data, communications, and applications in heterogeneous IT application environments. Securent is privately held and based in Mountain View, Calif.

Securent's software will enable Cisco customers to protect and secure valuable application data regardless of vendor, platform, or operating system while still allowing ubiquitous access to the content workers and their collaborative communities need to be productive. By delivering policy from the network, Cisco will simplify entitlement decisions for all communications, collaboration and other third party applications.

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