Intel expands McAfee with Sentrigo buy

Chipzilla has expanded its brand new  McAfee subsidiary by acquiring Sentrigo, which provides database insecurity and compliance software.

Intel has had the keys to the McAfee office for just a month after completing the acquisition of the security company for $7.6 billion.

Analysts initially did not have a clue why Intel bought McAfee.  Now it is clear that Intel wants to get into more hardware based security and might have the cloud on its mind.

Last week Chipzilla said it will continue to look for acquisitions related to security to be added to its new McAfee subsiduary.

McAfee declined to comment how much it paid for Sentrigo. but said the acquisition is expected to close in April.

Sentrigo builds products designed to help prevent database attacks through activity monitoring, intrusion prevention, vulnerability detection and protection of unpatched systems.

It also makes cash helping punters meet regulatory requirements and comply with standards such as PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) or HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

It had been a close chum of McAfee and last year was its partner. The proposed acquisition will strengthen McAfee’s database security and compliance products, the company said in a statement.