VMware has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Integrien, a real-time application and infrastructure performance analytics software vendor, and TriCipher, a provider of secure access management and enterprise identity federation for cloud-hosted SaaS applications. VMware plans to combine Integrien’s real-time performance technology with its vCenter management products to create a level of automation and control required for virtualized and cloud infrastructures, the company said. In addition, TriCipher’s capabilities will support VMware’s initiatives in identity-based security, integration of hybrid clouds, and managed anytime access to SaaS applications from any device. Both acquisitions are expected to close in the third quarter of 2010. Financial details of either transaction were not disclosed.
HP has signed a definitive agreement to acquire security and compliance management company ArcSight for US$43.50 per share, or an enterprise value of $1.5 billion. According to an HP statement, ArcSight’s Enterprise Threat and Risk Management Platform will complement its existing security portfolio of hardware, software and services. The acquisition will be conducted by means of a cash tender offer for all of ArcSight’s outstanding shares of common stock. The deal is expected to occur by the end of this year.
For the fourth consecutive year, SAP has been named as the leader of the software sector of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. According to an SAP statement, the annual review of the DJSI family is based on analysis of corporate, economic, environmental and social performance. It assesses issues such as corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change mitigation, supply chain standards, and labor practices. For the software sector, DJSI reviewed a total of 30 companies. SAP had sector-leading scores in 11 of the 20 areas, including customer relationship management, risk and crisis management, innovation management, and human capital development.
uTest, a provider of crowdsourced software testing, has closed a US$13 million Series C round of investment. The round was led by northern California-based Scale Venture Partners, which brings uTest’s total funds raised to more than $20 million across the three rounds. According to uTest, the funds from this round will be used to expand its community of professional testers, move into new crowdsourced service categories, expand usability testing and load testing, and build out its testing platform and APIs. With this investment, Sharon Wienbar, managing director with Scale Venture Partners, will join the uTest board.