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Security appliance firm Secure Computing has bought user access monitoring and control firm Securify, in a deal valued at up to $20m ($15m guaranteed in cash and stock, plus an earn-out of up to $5m).

Securify's appliance-based technology allows organisations to control and keep tabs on user access to applications. The technology integrates with Microsoft's Active Directory and features automatic discovery. Once plugged in, it provides alerts of unsanctioned application use and, dependent on policy, automatic blocking of applications or traffic through integration with either networking kit or firewalls.

Secure Computing plans to use the technology to develop more sophisticated firewall offerings that enforce business policy by providing a clearer picture over applications and user access, instead of looking only at protocols and IP addresses.

Existing clients for Securify's kit are mainly drawn from the federal government and financial services markets, much the same user base maintained by Secure Computing. More background on the deal, announced Wednesday and due to close in the fourth quarter of 2008, can be found here. ®

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