Secure Computing is to acquire Securify.


The security vendor is to take over the user monitoring and access control firm later this year that will enhance Secure Computing's firewall technology.


Chris Christiansen of analyst firm IDC, said: “Old-school firewalls inspect packets and associate ports with protocols and applications, but this is inadequate for the Web 2.0 world.With this acquisition, Secure Computing now has the necessary capabilities for next-generation firewall technology that includes application inspection and user-aware access.”