BOSTON, July 8 EMC Corp's RSA security
division said it had acquired Aveksa Inc, a provider of
cloud-based services that businesses use to verify the identity
people accessing corporate networks and Web-based software.
RSA Executive Chairman Art Coviello told Reuters on Monday
that his company would combine some existing products with those
of Aveksa to offer a single Web-based "cloud platform" to
prevent outsiders from breaking into networks.
RSA will offer a cloud-based version of its SecurID service,
which requires computer users to enter unique codes every time
they log into a network, Coviello said.
Aveksa's technology enables companies to verify the identity
of people accessing accounts of Web-based software programs from
companies such as Salesforce.com Inc and Workday Inc
, Coviello said.
The companies did not disclose terms of the deal, but they
said RSA would have more than 3,000 employees after adding
Aveksa's 188 workers. This is RSA's fifth acquisition since
Shares of EMC were up 0.6 percent at $24.28 in morning