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Embarcadero Technologies Completes Acquisition of Data Security Solutions Leader Ambeo

    Online News published in DMReview.com
October 27, 2005

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of strategic data management solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of SHC Ambeo Acquisition Corp. ("Ambeo") a privately held leader in database auditing and activity monitoring. Ambeo is being acquired to enable Embarcadero to lay the foundation for a new generation of data security solutions and to accelerate its initiative to deliver a comprehensive set of strategic data management solutions (SDM) for enterprise data management professionals.

"Data security plays a vital role in protecting the privacy of sensitive information, detecting and preventing fraud, and ensuring regulatory compliance," said Stephen Wong, chairman, president, and CEO of Embarcadero Technologies. "With heightened sensitivity to data and identity theft, data security represents a discipline of increasing importance to corporate data management professionals. Ambeo is a proven leader in the growing market for data security solutions and will provide Embarcadero with security technology and expertise that we can leverage across our data and database management solutions."

Under the terms of the definitive agreement signed on October 13, 2005, Embarcadero paid a total cash consideration of $6.15 million.

Despite heavy investments to secure network perimeters and to prevent malicious activity on individual computers, data security breaches continue to occur with alarming frequency. The significant growth of corporate data and increased sensitivity to the insider threat are motivating organizations to consider securing sensitive data stores from the inside-out. Forrester Research predicts that the market for database security will grow from $135 million this year to $278 million in 2008.

"With a growing incidence of intrusions across industries and strong regulatory requirements to secure private data, enterprises need to make DBMS security a top priority. A single intrusion that compromises private data can cause immense damage to the reputation of an enterprise - and in some cases financial damage as well," writes Senior Analyst Noel Yuhanna of Forrester Research in his recent report entitled "Comprehensive Database Security Requires Native DBMS Features and Third-Party Tools."

With its robust database administration and data architecture solutions, Embarcadero has already established a strong track record in managing heterogeneous databases for a broad base of customers. As Embarcadero integrates Ambeo's solutions into its existing data and database solutions, database administrators will be able to address privacy and compliance objectives from an already familiar environment.

Embarcadero expects that the Ambeo acquisition will enable it to deliver crucial new data auditing and activity monitoring capabilities to help customers tighten security practices for all of the databases in use across an enterprise. Organizations now realize that protecting customer data can be more economical than suffering the consequences of a security breach.

Ambeo offers a comprehensive solution that already supports many of the key database platforms in use today, including Oracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, Informix and Teradata. Embarcadero intends to leverage Ambeo's broad-based technology to bolster its offerings in a number of key areas, including security and performance management.

The following Ambeo solutions will be immediately available through the Embarcadero sales organization:

  • Activity Tracker is a real-time software solution that audits and monitors all interactions between users and databases. Through Activity Tracker, users can receive alerts about performance and security problems as they happen.
  • Usage Tracker is a software solution that audits, measures, and benchmarks historical interactions between users and databases. Usage Tracker provides statistical information about how data is being accessed and used.
  • NetServer is an appliance that promotes data privacy, regulatory compliance and usage management for many popular databases. NetServer comes configured with Activity Tracker and Usage Tracker.

"We are excited to be joining Embarcadero, a company that we have long admired for its outstanding reputation in delivering award-winning data management solutions to a broad customer base," said Ken Richardson, president and CTO, Ambeo. "We share philosophies in our approach to delivering comprehensive and cost-effective corporate data management solutions. By joining forces, we plan to accelerate our progress in delivering the next generation of solutions to address the growing data security risk."

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