IBM has advanced its security posture by agreeing to buy San Francisco-based Agile 3 Solutions.
The startup, founded by an IBM veteran, has a software portfolio aimed at senior business executives, helping them understand and mitigate the risks of data breaches to their organizations.
IBM Security also announced its intent to acquire Ravy Technologies, which OEMs dashboards used in the Agile 3 product line.
Financial details of the deal weren't disclosed.
Agile 3, founded in 2009, offers a suite of products that help business leaders make decisions about security threats facing their companies through intuitive visualisations and analytics. The software design is heavily influenced by service-oriented architecture principles.
Agile 3's founder, Raghu Varadan, had been IBM's chief architect for its SOA centre of excellence, and was responsible for implementing service-oriented architecture solutions for the IBM Global Business Services division's largest customers.
Once the acquisition is completed in the coming weeks, Agile 3's technology will be brought to market through IBM Data Security Services. The solution will also be integrated into IBM Guardium, Big Blue's data protection product.