TIBCO to Buy LogLogic
April 10, 2012 Alex Woodie
LogLogic’s products are designed to store and make sense out of large amounts of log data for the purposes of security and regulatory compliance. The company sells pre-configured, Lintel-based appliances fitted with Fibre Channel network cards that can slurp in hundreds of thousands of records per second. The company also sells virtual appliances that customers can install on their own hardware.
Some of the company’s offerings are geared to long-term archives, while others are designed for real-time detection of security policy violations. The company’s Compliance Manager is fitted with tools aimed at helping customers demonstrate adherence to the range of laws governing the management of data, while its Security Event Manager (SEM) is a log correlation engine designed to detect coordinated attacks on an organization’s infrastructure. For either type of workload, LogLogic’s products can work with IBM i data, along with data from hundreds of other devices.
TIBCO says the acquisition will expand its operational intelligence and its customers’ capability to monitor events in real time. The company said LogLogic’s solutions will be bolstered with TIBCO’s capabilities in event processing and in-memory analytics.
TIBCO, which is based in Palo Alto, California, says that LogLogic, which is based in nearby San Jose, has 1,000 customers, including Astrium, The Body Shop, Cerner, EADS, Plantronics, and The United States National Archives and Records Administration.
TIBCO, which is best known for its data integration and enterprise service bus (ESB) software, is transitioning into the new worlds of service-oriented architectures (SOA) and business process management (BPM). The publicly traded company recorded $920 million in revenue last year, and also quietly acquired a number of software companies over the last two and a half years.
In August 2009, it bought DataSynapse, a developer of grid and cloud computing software. In January 2010, it bought Foresight, a developer of transaction automation and EDI software. In March 2010, it bought Netrics, a developer of enterprise data matching software. In April 2010, it bought Kabira, a developer of software aimed at developing fast, in-memory transactional platforms. In September 2010, it acquired OpenSpirit, a developer of data and application integration solutions geared toward geologists and geophysicists, and Proginet, a developer of managed file transfer (MFT) and user authentication software. In December 2010, it acquired Loyalty Lab, a developer of customer loyalty management solutions. In August 2011, it acquired Nimbus Partners, a U.K.-based developer of business process discovery and analysis applications.
Terms of the LogLogic deal were not announced. The deal is expected to close by the end of the second quarter.