Netezza scoops up data auditing vendor

Data warehousing appliance vendor Netezza said Tuesday it has bought Tizor Systems, maker of data auditing and protection software. Terms were not disclosed.

Tizor's centerpiece product is Mantra, which, like Netezza's database, is delivered in appliance form.

Mantra automatically discovers and examines data network traffic, scanning for suspect behavior and alerting administrators to problematic activities, according to Tizor's Web site. It can simultaneously audit Oracle, SQL Server, IBM DB/2 and Sybase databases as well as Windows file servers.

In a statement, Netezza said the deal will give customers the ability to meet regulatory requirements and perform deep forensic analyses of their data. Tizor, which is based in Maynard, Massachusetts, will be run as a Netezza subsidiary.

This is just the latest acquisition for Netezza, which also bought the specialized analytics vendor NuTech Solutions last year.

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