Acquires Secure Login and Enterprise Single Sign-On of SECUDE
SAP has said that it will acquire security software, identity and access management software, and other relevant assets including development and consulting resources from SECUDE, a provider of IT security software offerings and consulting to enterprises and governmental organisations.
Through this acquisition, SAP will acquire Secure Login and Enterprise Single Sign-On, and will include these offerings into its product portfolio.
SAP said that this acquisition will enable it to provide customers with secure client-server communications without the need for third-party offerings.
In addition, with the Secure Login and Enterprise Single Sign-On products, SAP will provide offerings with default security software.
The company said the security of a customer’s IT environment will be enhanced as a result of encrypted communication paths that are pre-configured after installation at customer sites, reducing TCO and administrative efforts for the customer.
SECUDE will continue to operate as an independent business with focus on FinallySecure, a data protection portfolio of offerings and products.
SAP technology and innovation platform core senior vice president Bjorn Goerke said by closing this transaction, the company is in a position to satisfy their customers’ security requirements, and also expand its NetWeaver Identity Management component to include Secure Login Server and Enterprise Single Sign-On.
The company said that the transaction with SECUDE was expected to close on or about 1 February 2011.